Nick Diaz camp asserts Showtime blocking Hieron fight

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmaweekly.com
 

As Strikeforce’s fall schedule takes shape, several of the promotion’s marquee fighters have grown antsy, and they’re pointing fingers at each other. Jay Hieron, a July addition to the welterweight stable, wants to fight Nick Diaz and says he is tired of waiting in limbo after choosing Strikeforce over the UFC. “I don’t have any control over it,” he told MMAWeekly.com Monday afternoon. “It definitely gets frustrating, man. It’s the story of my career.”

Diaz’s manager/trainer, Cesar Gracie, says his fighter is not to blame. “It has nothing to do with Nick,” Gracie told MMAWeekly.com Monday afternoon. “He doesn’t care who he fights, and that includes Jay Hieron. It’s all Strikeforce.”

Hieron was set to fight Nick Diaz at Carano vs. Cyborg on Aug. 15 for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title, but wound up fighting Jesse Taylor after the California State Athletic Commission removed Diaz for failing to appear at a pre-fight drug test. It was the second time Hieron’s opponent fell through this year.

Hieron, a former IFL welterweight champion, said Diaz is responsible for the holdup.
 

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Roger AK47 site profile image  

10/7/09 2:46 AM by Roger AK47

Strikeforce needs to get their shit in order. Big t.v. deal, and coming off minor league. Diaz didn't show up for a fucking drug test, what the fuck is Cesar smoking too.

rustyshakleford site profile image  

10/7/09 2:37 AM by rustyshakleford

man,,,,i don't even know where to begin.....Hieron can't walk with Nick in Rumble Alley. It dont work that way

JT42382 site profile image  

10/7/09 12:14 AM by JT42382

 ^ "The Yakuza stiffed him of his check last time." source?

Stevia Austin site profile image  

10/6/09 11:40 PM by Stevia Austin

Idiot fucknut, DREAM owes Nick money. The Yakuza stiffed him of his check last time.Fuck off you japfagbuttfuck.

Spaghetti Legs site profile image  

10/6/09 11:34 PM by Spaghetti Legs

If Strikeforce is keeping Nick off of cards because they are mad, then f*** them. Love him or hate him, Nick Diaz is one of Strikeforces major attractions, and they need to work around his schedule to accomodate him because of that.And the former drug dealer Hieron knows his best claim to fame is to get an easy title shot against Nick. I hope Strikeforce releases Nick, so he can go fight in Dream then come clean up the lousy 185 division in the UFC.

BzGrappla site profile image  

10/6/09 3:53 PM by BzGrappla

Dude nick dismantled scott hands of stone or whatever smith.why the fuck would he be duckin heiron. LMFAO... that an insult to nicky

fiercedragon site profile image  

10/6/09 3:47 PM by fiercedragon

looks like nick is holding a bong hit in that pic...

orcus site profile image  

10/6/09 3:42 PM by orcus

 Nick Diaz has not fought at welterweight in years and when he did his last wins were over Tibau and Neer, two guys now in the middle of the pack at 155. He lost to every good welter he ever fought -- Sherk, Karo, Diego, Riggs. Fickett was probably his biggest win and Drew isn't exactly Mr Consistency. Still an excellent fighter and one of my favorites to watch. I think he's better off at 185 where he doesn't have to cut as much weight and there are many fewer wrestlers.

Devin187 site profile image  

10/6/09 3:39 PM by Devin187

Nick Diaz is top 5 Welterweight in the world. Nuff Said!

supersaiyan site profile image  

10/6/09 9:06 AM by supersaiyan

yes exactly if he on UFC why the heck is STrikeforce an issue?