Nick Diaz vacates Strikeforce title to face GSP at UFC 137

by Damon Martin | source:

According to UFC President Dana White, Nick Diaz is now a UFC fighter and has vacated his Strikeforce welterweight belt to get a shot at UFC champion Georges St-Pierre.

“He will give up the title, he will give up his Strikeforce title,” White said. “He will come in and fight Georges St-Pierre, two guys will fight for the vacant belt in Strikeforce and we’ll go from there.”

White stated that Diaz could go back to Strikeforce at some point in the future if he chose, but for now he is strictly a UFC fighter.

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caposa site profile image  

6/10/11 1:31 PM by caposa


Bounty Hunter site profile image  

6/10/11 9:43 AM by Bounty Hunter

could work the opposite way too. If you lose 3 fights in a row under the UFC banner, you could go to Strikforce to regain some momentum before being cut from Zuffa totally.

DiscipleDojo site profile image  

6/10/11 12:19 AM by DiscipleDojo

Yes! Great idea.   

FreightTrain site profile image  

6/10/11 12:04 AM by FreightTrain


Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

6/9/11 11:53 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 Car companies have been doing that for a long time before WWE...


6/9/11 11:47 PM by K-Dub-"T"

 Bizness As Usual = slowly bleed Strikeforce to death....

Ghan site profile image  

6/9/11 10:41 PM by Ghan

Well at least this means Daley will be sticking around.

fishyfish site profile image  

6/9/11 10:37 PM by fishyfish

yes, this kind of thing always happens.   just when you say something could never happen, especially if it's a complete ''lock'', there's a good chance you're gonna lose money on your ''sure thing''. who expected Randleman vs Crocop (the one Crocop lost), or Serra vs. St-Pierre 1 ? I was SO sure Fedor was gonna be WAY too fast and elusive for Bigfoot, was gonna beat him up standing, cause Bigfoot would be just too slow... there's your MMA math for you.   

Stu Cazzo site profile image  

6/9/11 10:13 PM by Stu Cazzo

T Wizzle motherfucka....

St Louis Stroke site profile image  

6/9/11 10:10 PM by St Louis Stroke

He gave up the only belt he'll ever hold!