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Video of Today’s UFC: Diaz vs. Miller Press Conference in New York

(One of these guys will likely get the winner of Showtime-Bendo II)

The UFC held a press conference in New York City today for the May 5 UFC on Fox 3 show, which we would have covered live, had they not rejected our credential application AGAIN. Thankfully we still have access to these things via YouTube.

Probably the most interesting tidbit to come out of the event was Dana White’s assertion that the winner of the Jim Miller-Nate Diaz bout would likely be the next in line for a title shot after Anthony Pettis.

It makes sense, even though Nate is only 2-0 in his current run as a lightweight and Jim lost his last bout against Ben Henderson. When you look at the fact that Diaz beat Melvin Guillard and Donald Cerrone as a lightweight, has only lost to Gray Maynard, Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson in the Octagon at 155 and he has never been finished and that prior to losing to the current champ, Miller had only ever been defeated by Frankie Edgar and Maynard, it makes sense.

Really, besides giving Edgar another shot — which he really should have to earn, considering he lost fair and square to Henderson — who else deserves a crack at the belt?

Tickets for the May 5 event, that takes place in New Jersey at the Izod Center, go on sale tomorrow.

Check out the full vid of the presser below.

(Video courtesy of YouTube/UFC)

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The_Dead_Cow- March 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm
@ Mike Russell
My bad, I'm wrong, you're right. For the record; I wasn't trying to hate, just help.
The_Dead_Cow- March 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm
Pettis or anyone else should have to win three straight to get a title shot at lightweight these days.
The_Dead_Cow- March 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm
@ the author of this article
Diaz is 3-0 since returning to lightweight, you forgot Gomi. Miller was also defeated by Henderson.
That being said, giving a title shot to Pettis is the bullshit of all bullshit. In his last three fights Pettis has, LOST to Guida by dec, beat Jeremy Stephens by split dec, and KO'd Lauson. So that's all it takes to get a title shot in UFC's "stacked" lightweight division, bullshit.
ArmFarmer- March 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm
Chael has gone 2-0 against highly ranked middleweights since losing er um.. beating Anderson Silva. Am I missing something?
NinjaVanish- March 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm
For a site that dick hangs on Chael Sonnen's nuts on the regular, I find it funny that any of the writers would have the balls to talk about people "earning" title shots.
Fried Taco- March 6, 2012 at 11:45 am
Maybe if Frankie bought himself a fake belt, and went around proclaiming himself to still be the champ, he could then get the rematch.
The12ozCurls- March 6, 2012 at 11:12 am
Damn, Pat Barrry just seems like one of the most genuine guys out there. That being said, Lavar Johnson is a big giant dude compared to HD.
Spitting into the wind- March 6, 2012 at 11:04 am
Nice little trolling comment thrown in there to get the back up of certain members of the potato nation! I am sure it is going to lead to a balanced an thoughtful discourse on the subject!
I will start things off;
Eat a dick you gargantuan cuntbucket, Edgar should have gotten the decision!
I hope this leads to some enlightened views being touched upon during this discourse.