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  • Fight-by-fight results from UFC 143: Diaz vs. Eric Fisher Chiefs Jersey . Condit. LAS VEGAS - Carlos Condit ruined the welterweight fight the world wanted to see, and might have just retired MMA bad boy Nick Diaz in the process. Condit scored a unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) over Diaz on Saturday night for the interim 170-pound championship in the main event of UFC 143. "Its pretty sweet man," Condit told announcer Joe Rogan as a large segment of the crowd in the casino on the Las Vegas Strip booed. "I couldnt have done this without my coaches and teammates. I did what they told me to do and walked away with a victory." The win means Condit will likely get a fight against Montreal superstar Georges St-Pierre when he returns to action, scuttling an anticipated matchup between St-Pierre and Diaz. Condit (28-5) -- who pulled out nearly every trick in the bag with spinning backfists, flying knees and snap kicks -- came on strong in the third through fifth rounds, connecting with a series of kicks and punches that staggered the outspoken fighter from Stockton, Calif. Diaz (27-8), who verbally taunted Condit throughout the match, and seemed to have won the first two rounds with his forward-moving punches, said "I think Im done with this MMA" immediately after hearing the judges decision. "Im not going to accept the fact that this is a loss," Diaz said. "I dont need this. I pushed him backwards, he ran from me this whole fight. Little baby kicks. I dont want to play this game anymore." Condit, who has won 13 of his last 14 fights, said it would be an honour if he got to fight St-Pierre after the champ is fully recovered from his ACL injury. "George is a guy Ive looked up to since I was a young guy," he said. "Its an honour to come on this stage against guys like Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre." Brazilian Fabricio Werdum made his return to the UFC in a big way, but couldnt quite figure out a way to finish off Las Vegas heavyweight and fan favourite Roy (Big Country) Nelson -- despite nearly knocking him out with brutal knees in the first round. "I know Roy is a tough guy, I did everything I could (to finish him)," said Werdum (15-5-1), who took the unanimous decision by the score of 30-27 across the board. "This fight was important to me. I had a good strategy going into the fight, but the main thing for me was to come out with a victory. I want to fight in Brazil next." Werdum, who hadnt fought in the UFC since suffering a knockout loss to current champ Junior Dos Santos in October of 2008, started the bout with a leg sweep that dropped Nelson. Werdum tried to sink in a choke, but Nelson escaped. From there, Werdum landed a series of punches and knees in the clinch that bloodied Nelson. But the American recovered and actually dropped Werdum with a big right hand near the end of the first. After Nelson was checked by the doctor for his cuts, the bout continued and both men, who weighed in at 246 on Friday, closed out the second round with a series of punches to the fans delight. Nelson secured a standing guillotine at the start of the third round, but Werdum escaped and the two traded blows with the Brazilian landing the more effective strikes down the stretch. "I never really dwell on losses. I think it makes you a better fighter depending on how you look at it," Nelson said. "Yeah it sucks, but Ill get back in the gym and get better." A loud chorus of boos rang out after welterweight Josh Koscheck (19-5) survived a close bout with Mike Pierce (13-5), winning by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). "Im the most hated man in MMA, but guess what deal with it. I find a way to win," said Koscheck, who offered an obscene gesture to fans who continued to roar their displeasure as he talked Rogan afterwards Koscheck -- who has won five of his last six bouts, with his lone defeat coming to St-Pierre -- lost the first round on all three judges scorecards. But the standout wreslter from Pennsylvania came back with strong takedowns in the second and third rounds to pull out the close decision. "I may talk a lot but I can back it up," Koscheck said. "I knew he was a tough kid going into the fight. It wasnt my best performance, but it wasnt my worst. Im ready for my next challenge now." Brazilian Renan Barao (30-1 1 NC) picked up his 29th straight win -- the longest current streak in MMA -- with a unanimous decision victory (30-27 on all three scorecards) over American Scott Jorgensen (13-5). "I have worked very hard and this feels great," said the bantamweight Barao, whose unbeaten streak spans back to a split decision loss in his debut in 2005. "I was ready for this moment. The title is my goal. I train everyday and Im ready for it." Ed Herman (20-7) survived a couple big blows by Clifford Starks in the first round, but came back in the second and locked in a rear-naked choke to hand Starks (8-1) his first loss in the main cards opening bout. Louisianas Dustin Poirier (12-1) put a quick ending to the preliminary bouts as he submitted Max Holloway 3:23 in the first round of their featherweight bout. Texan Edwin Figueroa (9-1) scored a split decision victory (28-27, 28-27, 27-28) over Alex (Bruce Leroy) Caceres (6-5) in a weird bantamweight bout that featured a two-point deduction for a second-round low kick by Caceres, who was coached by GSP on The Ultimate Fighter Season 12. Welterweight Matt (The Immortal) Brown (15-11) floored Chris Cope (5-4) with a big left in the second round and then jumping on top for the finish. "I got away from who I am," said the Cincinnati fighter who had been submitted in each of his last four losses. "Im always up for trying new things, but this isnt the place to be trying them out. Enough of that. "I got a right hand that can knock out anybody. So youll be seeing more of that." The energetic Matthew Riddle (6-3) bounced back from two straight losses with a split decision victory over Henry Martinez (8-2), who was making his UFC debut. New Yorks Rafael Natal (14-3-1) nearly choked out Michael Kuiper (11-1) with an arm triangle in the final round but had to settle for a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) victory over the previously unbeaten fighter from the Netherlands in their 185-pound contest. Stephen (Wonderboy) Thompson (6-0) got the night and crowd going with his karate kick knockout of Dan Stittgen (7-2) in the first round of the events first fight. Marcus Peters Womens Jersey .  He spoke about his contract with the New York Yankees, his off-season training program and the Angels landing Albert Pujols. Eric Fisher Youth Jersey . - The Arizona Coyotes have waived defenceman David Schlemko.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bob Melvin is bringing back a familiar face to guide the Athletics pitchers. Pitching coach Curt Young is leaving the Boston Red Sox to return to Oakland and work under Melvin, who received a three-year deal in September to be the clubs permanent manager. The As announced Friday that Young had signed a one-year deal to rejoin the club that originally drafted him in the fourth round in 1981. Melvin wont have to worry one bit about Young getting up to speed with the staff. The As figured the timing was right to reach out to Young with the uncertainty of Bostons field staff after manager Terry Francona was let go last month. "Its great for a number of reasons," Melvin said in a phone interview Friday. "One, his history with the organization and he is one of the more respected pitching coaches in the game. We knew it would be difficult to get him but we thought it was a good time to ask. Were thrilled to get him. His familiarity with the organization and the pitchers was a comfort for me." The 51-year-old Young, who pitched 10 of his 11 big league seasons for the As, left Oakland last year foor a stint in Boston after spending 23 years in the As organization. Ron Parker Womens Jersey. He guided the 2010 group that had an AL-best 3.56 ERA and a league-leading 17 shutouts while holding opponents to a .245 batting average. During Youngs tenure from 2004-2010, As pitchers led the American League with a 4.03 ERA and held opponents to an AL-low .257 average while allowing the fewest home runs (1,062) in the league. Young spent four years as a minor league coach in the organization before becoming pitching coach. Melvin and Young spent a short time as teammates during the 1992 season with Kansas City. They have golfed together, too. "This move provides Bob with not only an experienced pitching coach on his staff but also someone who has a lot of experience specifically with the organization and with the pitchers on this team," As assistant general manager David Forst said. "On a personal level, Curt has always been well-liked by everyone in Oakland, and itll be nice to have him back on our side this season." Also Friday, the As said they named Mike Henriques strength and conditioning coach for 2012. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '