Most folks are familiar with the age-old saying, “If you can’t beat em, join em.” However, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz has apparently taken it to heart after repeatedly expressing frustration and making demands in relation to his career. Though there’s no indication on how it will affect his future in the Octagon, Diaz recently decided to go into business for himself and is actively working on the creation of a new MMA organization.

A website titled Nick Diaz Promotions was recently formed with an advertisement for WAR MMA on the front page. MMAJunkie has also spoken with the California State Athletic Commission where Diaz’s interest was confirmed when it was revealed the controversial competitor had already applied for a promoter’s license and passed the required background check.

Events are expected to take place in/around Stockon, California where Diaz hails from.

Diaz has not commented on the matter and it is unknown if he’ll attempt to fight under his own banner at any point down the road. The 29-year old has been relatively quiet since losing to Georges St-Pierre in March, saying he’s once again decided to retire from the sport but would reconsider the move if offered a rematch with GSP or crack at middleweight champ Anderson Silva.