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Diaz’s camp claims that DREAM owes him money

In a new submission on the website GracieFighter.com, an accusation is made that Nick Diaz still has not received payment from DREAM following his first round submission over Katsuya Inoue at DREAM.3 on May 11.

GracieFighter.com, which is owned and operated by Diaz’s trainer, Cesar Gracie, indicates that Diaz’s most recent wins at “Return of the King” this past June against Muhsin Corbbrey and Thomas Denny last weekend at “Unfinished Business” have convinced EliteXC officials that he’s ready for a rematch against K.J. Noons. The site states that a date for the potential lightweight title fight that has been discussed is the promotion’s next CBS show on Oct. 4.

However, the site goes on to adds that it is unclear if Noons’ camp will accept the fight and that if they don’t, Diaz could opt to fight Hayato “Mach” Sakurai during DREAM’s September event. However, that bout could be put on hold as well due to the claim by Diaz’s camp that he is still owed money from his last fight for DREAM.

“Diaz could be cleared to fight Mach Sakurai in Dream at the end of September,” states GracieFighter.com. “Diaz has wanted to fight Sakurai for the DREAM championship belt, but a stumbling block to this fight has been that as of now DREAM has still not paid him a cent for the last fight he participated in for their organization almost three months ago.”

If DREAM has in fact still not compensated Diaz for his work, it’s believed that he could be owed a significant amount of money as sources revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com several months ago that Diaz was expected to be paid $100,000 for his fight at DREAM.3.

According to the site, Diaz will be participating in jiu-jitsu Gi competitions while he awaits word on his next MMA bout.

12 COMMENTS
  • John Smith says:

    It wasn’t a first round submission…

  • Nolan says:

    Diaz and his brother are some of the most entertaining shit going on in MMA today IMO.

    Its a shame Diaz and Dream arent getting along, Im more interested in his fights over in Japan. Noons rematch will be good though.

  • Jay K. says:

    So “we” won’t be bitching about UFC’s pay plan anymore?

    😀

    At least the UFC always pays their fighters!

    Jay K.

  • HexRei says:

    Wow, 100 grand? Not bad considering he’s not really a contender right now. It must be crazy for him, coming from a relatively poor background, to be so wealthy all of a sudden.

  • DVDguy says:

    Wonder if his expenses are covered as well. Can be expensive to travel and stay in Japan… bringing folks with him as well. Hmmm…

  • MMA Man Up says:

    Sounds like Dream is on its last legs.

  • Bad Monkey says:

    The weed isn’t free, time to get paid!!

  • Warcry says:

    These promotions have got to get real. Its time for them to pool resources. Dream and EliteXc need to come together and have some super Grand Prix fights to build drama and garner fresh talent. Size alone neither promotion can compete long term with the Ufc. When small you must out innovate the bigger competition. This is the recipe for continued solvency

  • Justin B says:

    pay up sucka

  • Derek B says:

    I can’t believe they are willing to give him a rematch with Noons.

  • Eric says:

    Why wouldn’t they, Derek? He lost on a cut. Noons was gassing when the fight was stopped.

    Don’t be a chicken

  • hey derek,i challenge you to a 3 rd fight in stockton with only a ref around.im 44 out of shape,but i will show you how my right feels on your forhead you stupid fuck.you dont belong talking shit about diaz.my no starts at 209,oh cant do that online,ok e-mail [email protected] lets do this cum face.

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