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Nick Diaz' New Contract for 8 Fights, Can Fight Both UFC and SF

tw0mey2011-06-15 20:42:59 +0000 #1
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Following up yesterday’s bombshell about Nick Diaz‘s October 29th return to the UFC against Georges St. Pierre, USA Today and MMAFighting checked in with Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie and picked up a couple more details. Here are the brass tacks…

- Diaz has signed a new eight-fight deal with Zuffa, which allows him to fight for both the UFC and Strikeforce. But the plan for Diaz isn’t necessarily to jump back and forth between promotions. Asked if the new deal marked the end of Diaz’s run in Strikeforce, Gracie replied, “Hopefully. If he’s back in Strikeforce, I would imagine that’s because he lost his next fight.”

- Diaz won’t be able to pursue a boxing career while under contract. “He obviously had to be compensated for not boxing and taking this fight instead,” Gracie said. (Points on the pay-per-view, perhaps?)

- There’s still no word on what, if anything, will happen with Diaz’s Strikeforce welterweight title in the aftermath of the GSP fight.

So, will Diaz be able to “play the game” enough to last eight fights under the stricter watch of Dana White and the UFC? Or will it be hospital fights and in-cage riots until he’s eventually booted? Personally, I wouldn’t expect Diaz to suddenly cheer up just because he’s been given everything he’s wanted. Can’t wait to see the next installment of this storyline…

www.cagepotato.com/e...-new-zuffa-contract/

Also there is a "no boxing" clause, lol


Red Tex2011-06-15 20:46:30 +0000 #2
And yet it wasn't long ago Twomey, that you were saying that Nick Diaz was just to crazy and awkward for the UFC and to much of a risk.

Sure as hell didn't take long for Dana to pull his typical 180 and change his tune.
JKhrome12011-06-15 20:49:35 +0000 #3
well that means .......

In The UFC -

Nick Diaz vs George St.Pierre

Nick Diaz vs Josh Koscheck

Nick Diaz vs Jon Fitch

Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit

Nick Diaz vs Martin Kampmann

Nick Diaz vs BJ Penn

Nick Diaz vs Thiago Alves/Rick Story/Matt Hughes one of these guys

damn that's alot of good match ups i can't wait to see

In Strikeforce -

Nick Diaz vs Tyron Woodley

WOW SF needs more welterweights ....... Diaz has already beat Scott Smith, Marius Zaromskis, Hayato Sakurai, KJ Noons, Evangelista Santos & Paul Daley in SF, that really only leaves T-Wood and Roger Bowling challenging Diaz for his SF WW Title.
beaux2011-06-15 21:32:14 +0000 #4
they need to lock the new champ up. period
Red Tex2011-06-15 21:57:39 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by JKhrome1



well that means .......

In The UFC -

Nick Diaz vs George St.Pierre

Nick Diaz vs Josh Koscheck

Nick Diaz vs Jon Fitch

Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit

Nick Diaz vs Martin Kampmann

Nick Diaz vs BJ Penn

Nick Diaz vs Thiago Alves/Rick Story/Matt Hughes one of these guys

damn that's alot of good match ups i can't wait to see

In Strikeforce -

Nick Diaz vs Tyron Woodley

WOW SF needs more welterweights ....... Diaz has already beat Scott Smith, Marius Zaromskis, Hayato Sakurai, KJ Noons, Evangelista Santos & Paul Daley in SF, that really only leaves T-Wood and Roger Bowling challenging Diaz for his SF WW Title.

I really would like to see Nick Diaz versus BJ Penn the more I think about it.
Mr Jones2011-06-15 22:28:44 +0000 #6
Looks like Diaz' boxing ploy worked.

At least now we'll get to see some of these long awaited hypothetical match-ups.

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