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Nick Diaz off the “Brawl for It All” card; Reports of replacement vary

A recent post on reports that Nick Diaz will not be a part of No Limit Fighting’s “Brawl for It All” October 20 card at the San Francisco Cow Palace.  Instead, Alex Serdyukov, a training partner for Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez, will fill in for Diaz and face Mark Moreno.

According to Cesar Gracie, there had been “a lot of confusion about this event, whether or not it was happening, if Diaz was going to fight or not.”  Gracie said that Diaz wasn’t originally scheduled to fight Moreno, but  with Diaz hospitalized for a week with a nasty staph infection, the last thing on Gracie’s mind was telling Nick about his scheduled fight with Moreno, which is “why in subsequent interviews he (Diaz) knew nothing of fighting Moreno.”

Other reports, however, are naming veteran Dennis Hallman as Diaz’s replacement against Moreno.  Hallman, who holds two wins over Matt Hughes, had been training to fight on the now-defunct Cage Fury Fighting Championship’s October 12 card in Atlantic City, NJ, and should be ready to go (if, of course, the reports of him fighting in place of Diaz are correct). 

Also scheduled to appear on the “Brawl for it All” card are Jeff Monson, Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett, Gabe Reudiger, Ruben Villareal, Brad Imes, IFBA light heavyweight female boxing champion Mia St. John, and Leland Chapman, son of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman.  

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  • dizzle says:

    Diaz said that he didn’t know he was supposed to fight? What really happened? Didn’t he sign a contract? Why isn’t Diaz trying to get back into UFC?

  • Matt Kaplan says:

    Nick insinuated earlier this week as part of a chat with fans that he didn’t know about the fight with Moreno. Now, I’m not sure if he meant that he was unsure about having Moreno as an opponent or about being on the card at all. As far as getting back in the UFC, I’m not sure what steps – if any – Nick or his management are taking, but by the looks of things, EliteXC seems to be treating Nick Diaz pretty well.


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