A grudge match between Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and middleweight Jason "Mayhem" Miller is not likely for this year, according to Diaz's manager.
"Trust me, that's not the fight they have for him," Diaz's manager and trainer, Cesar Gracie, told MMAjunkie.com. "It's someone else, and it's almost a done deal."
The manager initially declined to reveal the opponent. However, it was later posted on his team's website that Diaz and former EliteXC champ K.J. Noons have agreed to a rematch.
"There's no doubt Miller is a very good fighter; anybody who can go five rounds with Jake Shields is a good fighter," Gracie said. "But his record for his last five fights is not really something to boast that much about. It's not really a win-win situation for Nick to go to 185 just because Miller is just making a challenge."
"If you want to call out the champion, that means you're prepared to go to his weight," Gracie said. "If you're not prepared, don't call him out. If he just wants to fight Nick, come by the academy and Nick will oblige him on the spot, at any weight."
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