Gracie wants Diaz vs. Mayhem, but at catchweight


Don’t fret homies, Nick Diaz is totally down to fight Jason “Mayhem” Miller in the Strikeforce cage just as soon as that organization actually gets around to offering him the fight. So said Diaz mentor and trainer-to-the-stars (seriously, any stars) Cesar Gracie during an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio this week. One problem: Gracie said Mayhem can’t make welterweight and Diaz damn sure isn’t going all the way up to 185-pounds to fight him, so CEO Scott Coker (or maybe somebody who really wears the pants in Strikeforce) is going to have to figure out a catchweight. Any implication to the contrary is just Miller running his mouth, Gracie said.

"If that fight was offered, yeah, we'd probably take that fight," Gracie said. "We'd just have to look at what weight class it's going to be in and apparently, Mayhem can't make 170. We're not going to accommodate going to 185 … That fight just hasn't been offered to us in an official manner yet. I know Mayhem goes on his websites and (says) Nick is ducking him and everything.  It's kind of hard to duck someone when you haven't even been offered the fight. It's just Mayhem talking about that. Until it's been offered, you can't say yes or no."

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tags: Cesar Gracie   Jason Miller (detail)  Mayhem   Nick Diaz (detail)  Strikeforce   


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michaelkaras site profile image  

11/27/10 1:37 PM by michaelkaras

he lost the fight because he didnt equal shields' think shields won on strikes or something?

Devlin site profile image  

11/27/10 11:28 AM by Devlin

this, mayhem is extremely underrated, he easily held his own and equalled jake shields grappling wise, same shields that abused hendo grappling

RickMartelsArrogance site profile image  

11/27/10 11:25 AM by RickMartelsArrogance

 If Nick is man enough to jump somebody when 5 of his homies are around, he should be man enough to fight said person at their weight class. The cal has been put on Nick the Dick Tucker and his fans are reaching for any reason possible to not get his ass kicked by Mayhem.

Freezing Winds site profile image  

11/27/10 11:21 AM by Freezing Winds

all you mayhem faggots, please name one win that mayhem has against an opponent who was good at the date of their fight?just one?and how will mayhem leg hump diaz? mayhem's wrestling is absolute shitso, to summarize diaz has better striking, bjj, chin, and stamina.only thing mayhem has is their will be a catchweight and mayhem will get beat up for Real this time.then you mayhem fags can go back to watching fighting on mtv and wwe.

KimuraKing site profile image  

11/27/10 9:56 AM by KimuraKing

Dangerous fight for Miller. Diaz will be awesome at 178. Miller can take it by putting Diaz on his back and leg humping out a win. Other than that I don't see him doing anything to Diaz standing and I think Diaz has way to good a guard to get into a Miller sub. Diaz wins he shut up a challenger and cements his "fight everyone image". It will also give him a big bump into the mainstream when he beats up the bully beatdown guy. If he loses? So what. He keeps his title and can say he didn't ever duck anybody. And besides Miller is probably 200 lbs right? If Miller wins he really cements his credibility with hardcore fans and gets into a different, elite level of competition. If he loses however he will have gotten beat by a smaller man in a fight that he was calling for.I can't wait for this. If they can put this on CBS it will draw huge ratings.

William Colosimo site profile image  

11/27/10 9:15 AM by William Colosimo

exactly. If Mayhem wants to challenge someone, he needs to go to that persons weight class and make it happen.

William Colosimo site profile image  

11/27/10 9:14 AM by William Colosimo

iirc Nick won his last 2 in the UFC. I dont think he lost his last 3 (although at one point there he did lose 3 in a row)

Lee Conway site profile image  

11/27/10 7:58 AM by Lee Conway

 I think that's a fair enough compromise. Diaz won't want to move too far away from the weight that is making him a superstar. For the record, Diaz over Miller by TKO.

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11/27/10 7:38 AM by figure four

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