Ariel Helwani: So is (Nick Diaz's) Strikeforce" class="Newslink">Strikeforce belt on the line?
Cesar Gracie: I don't know. I truly don't. They haven't told me if his belt is on the line. I don't think so. This is not like that because if his belt was on the line that would make GSP the Strikeforce champion (if he wins). And then what? He's going to fight someone from Strikeforce? I don't think that's happening. But then again, refer to Dana on that one because I truly don't know.
AH: How many fights is the new contract for?
CG: I can tell you it's a multi-fight, multi-year contract. I can't tell you how many fights.*
AH: So it sounds like he is a UFC fighter now.
CG: Right, but the contract does give the option to fight in Strikeforce. So what that opens up is the potential for him to also fight in Strikeforce.
AH: Do you think this marks the end of Nick's run in Strikeforce?
CG: Hopefully. If he's back in Strikeforce, I would imagine that's because he lost his next fight.
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*Reports say it is an eight-fight contract
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