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Check out the first installment in the UFC 183 Embedded series, as the search goes out for Nick Diaz.

The enigma and former UFC title contender returns to action this Saturday night vs. Anderson Silva in the main event.

All of the Embedded videos will be posted in our Video section on FightLine:

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Miesha Tate is well-known around not only the female MMA world, but the sport as a whole.

Tate, a one-time title contender, returns to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 183 vs. Sara McMann. Having competed twice previously against reigning champion Ronda Rousey, “Cupcake” found a new sense of motivation by the call-out from the U.S. Olympic silver medalist.

“I’m going to show you what that entails,” said Tate, during a recent interview on MMAjunkie Radio, when asked about the challenge. “It motivates me to think I’m going to stop her in her tracks and I’m going to continue to move forward.”

Tate (15-5) has earned two straight wins since losing her first two bouts with the UFC, including a victory over fellow title-contender Liz Carmouche. This past September, she downed Rin Nakai in Japan.

McMann (8-1), who also owns two Octagon wins and is also a former UFC title contender, used social media to push for a meeting with Tate.

“As a competitor, I have to admit that there’s a part of me that knows she wants to take what I have and I want to take that opportunity from myself,” she said. “I don’t want her to have the other half of my paycheck. Screw that.”

In terms of a game plan for the standout wrestler, Tate has that all mapped out.

“She’s got her bread and butter, and she sticks to that,” she said. “My goal is going to be to push her out of those comfort zones. I can’t let her settle in and make herself at home.”

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Check out all three segments to “Countdown to UFC 183″ in the videos below, including a detailed look at the injury suffered by Anderson Silva.

The former UFC middleweight champion returns to action this Saturday night at UFC 183 vs. Nick Diaz.

Along with Silva-Diaz, Countdown highlights the co-main event between welterweights Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley, along with looking at lightweights Joe Lauzon and Al Iaquinta.

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Alexander Gustafsson was emotional after his loss to Anthony Johnson Saturday night at UFC on FOX 14 in front of his Swedish fans.

Nevertheless, “The Mauler” composed himself and conducted a post-fight interview inside the Octagon, thanking everyone for their support.

After that, Gustafsson provided FOX Sports 2 with even more inside on the loss, which was his first defeat via strikes.

“Johnson caught me,” he said. “I wasn’t there. I felt like I was in deep water.

“It doesn’t feel good at all. It’s very tough. He put a lot of pressure on me, but I thought I had everything under control. He threw a good counter and he caught me.”

Gustafsson saw his UFC light heavyweight title fight rematch slip through his fingers with the defeat, as he was looking to secure a rematch with Jon Jones. As for what could be next, he said that is up to the promotion.

“I’ll take a few days off to recover and then get back in the gym and learn from my mistakes,” he added.

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Fresh off a self-imposed Twitter hiatus, UFC light heavweight champion Jon Jones was all over the social media scene Saturday night during UFC on FOX 14.

As he watched his next challenger emerge in the main event, “Bones” commented on a number of items.

He is now expected to face Anthony Johnson, who finished Alexander Gustafsson in the first round, sometime in 2015.

“Man this fights going to be awesome,” Jones posted. “I feel great about it.”

While Jones showed “Rumble” respect, he took a couple of shots at a former “rival” in Phil Davis. Davis lost to Ryan Bader via split decision on the card.

“Wonderful?” Jones asked. “I think it’s time for a new nickname.”

Jones also stepped into the role of matchmaker, mentioning as possible 205-pound bout between former challenger Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier.

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