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Nick Diaz fighting in January against unnamed opponent

Assuming all goes according to plan, Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz will return to the ring on January 29 at a yet-to-be-announced event in San Jose against an opponent of equal mystery. However, MMA fans will be happy to know rival Jason “Mayhem” Miller hasn’t been fully ruled out as potentially filling the vacant slot opposite Diaz.

News of the Stockton native’s plans for the immediate future, as well as his willingness to face Miller early next year, came by way of a radio conversation between Cesar Gracie and MMAJunkie.

Gracie explained his camp, including Diaz, were still opposed to taking on Miller at 185-pounds but open to the idea of a catch-weight bout at 178. However, until such a match-up is offered, the controversial champion will continue to train for competition at his standard weight.

Diaz is 23-7 overall in his career and has won his last eight fights. He’s only been finished a single time in his career while compiling victories over respectable opponents including Scott Smith, Robbie Lawler, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, and K.J. Noons.

7 COMMENTS
  • hindsightufuk says:

    guess its gotta be either tyrone or jason, cant think of anyone else, unless paul daley gets through this one quick and unscathed

  • Rece Rock says:

    Hope its Woodley… but since it’s SF it will be a shot in the dark.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I also am really hoping for SF to keep Diaz active as CHAMPION and give him Woodly- unless Miller decides to make WW again and then that would be a pretty good fight.

  • Dominance says:

    I hope they don’t give him Daley…he would walk through Daley! Never been KO’d and the craziest ground game is not a good combo for a punchers chance like Daley…there I said it :)

    Plus Nicks cardio is top shelf…Nick will want to bang it out with him and prove dominance standing up but Daley has to knock Diaz out cold for him to win…cuz Nick always comes back!

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    It should(for the sake of strike force)be against
    Miller in a catch weight affair(as usual)

  • kos-checkyoself says:

    Personally, I would LOVE to see Mayhem/Diaz. Catchweight would probably be the fairest way to do it, b/c either one would prob cry foul if they get KTFO.

    Something about Diaz rubs me the wrong way. Never liked him or his brother. Maybe it’s the thug-life “Straight outta Stockton” attitude.

    At any rate, I’d like to see a good scrap– either striking or sub attempts for 3 solid rounds. What do y’all think? Diaz vs………. Mayhem? Daley? Woodley? Wonder if Dana would ever have him back. That’d be interesting

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Love the name kos-have to agree with you on multiple points-I believe it is only a matter of time before we see Nick Diaz in the UFC-I think he might actually be the most sought after MMA fighter at this point in time

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