Diaz manager to Mayhem: Fight Nick at the academy

source: mmajunkie.com

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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Poindexter site profile image  

8/27/10 11:13 PM by Poindexter

I'm guessing you didn't intend to sound as retarded as you come across. 

pharochuck site profile image  

8/27/10 10:21 PM by pharochuck

everyone is entitled to their own opinion, butshields would be more than able to compete in the ufc and shields is far from a pussy.   

Ponyboy site profile image  

8/27/10 10:05 PM by Ponyboy

Jake didn't overreact, he playfully pushed mayhem and the rest of the crew overreacted.As far as Nick and weight...Mayhem is not suggesting a title match so he is not required to make Diaz's weight.

Kr0ndogg site profile image  

8/27/10 9:59 PM by Kr0ndogg

I'll bet you won't say that to their face...

Humboldt site profile image  

8/27/10 9:30 PM by Humboldt

 Did a green namer just call Cesar a b!tch?!?!  Wonders never cease to amaze I guess. Man, I love this forum, but it sure does attract the dregs of society to it.

Spinelock site profile image  

8/27/10 9:25 PM by Spinelock

The white belts at Cesars would whoop your ass.

Monsters Ball site profile image  

8/27/10 9:20 PM by Monsters Ball

You're just pissed because Mayhem made Nick back down. The hard guy gangster image is shattered forever because the bully got bullied. Mayhem would do a real life bully beatdown on Nick.

WhyYouTrippinHater site profile image  

8/27/10 9:10 PM by WhyYouTrippinHater

 Love the Cesar Gracie guys! Great quote from Gracie...

RevivalFire site profile image  

8/27/10 8:58 PM by RevivalFire


Rib Crusher site profile image  

8/27/10 8:43 PM by Rib Crusher

well, you are a fighter, why not go down to cesar's and get your ass kicked?