Cesar Gracie Thinks UFC Should Give Nick Diaz A Fight OverseasNick Diaz has never been too eloquent and open with the media. Since his failed drug test and subsequent suspension, you could probably read everything Diaz has said about the situation in less than a minute. That leaves us with his 'Skrap Pack' teammates and manager Cesar Gracie to do all the talking for him.
That's exactly what we have in this case as well, as Gracie spoke about the current Diaz issue with Mauro Ranallo on The Score this week. Despite being suspended in Nevada, Gracie thinks his student should still be allowed to fight overseas, which, whilst legal, is frowned upon by commissions.
"They always change the rules on Nick. There's some collusion to it all. Tyson Griffin tested positive for marijuana. It never came out but the UFC knew about it and he didn't get a suspension. Diego Sanchez only got a suspension in California for three months. Nevada only has jurisdiction in Nevada so technically you should be able to fight anywhere else because the rules are different in each commission. Nick could fight in Texas tomorrow. Other commissions do not respect the NSAC's decisions. Vitor Belfort fought Dan Henderson at the second to last PRIDE show in Nevada, tested positive for steroids, got a nine month suspension and said, 'I don't care, I'm not suspended outside of Nevada' and went to England and fought. You know what, no one cared about it, the UFC didn't care about it when they signed him and he didn't get any other retribution for it. There have been many examples of this. We want to sort out this whole situation with Nick and get him a fight oversees like other fighters have been afforded that chance. Dana has said in the past the NSAC is the worst commission so we want him to put his money where his mouth is and free Nick Diaz."
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has not been seen in the Octagon since his controversial decision loss to Carlos "The Natural Born Killer" Condit at UFC 143. With the loss, Diaz also lost the chance at a dream UFC title bout with Canadian legend Georges St Pierre.
Stay Addicted for any news on when Diaz will return, or whether Dana White allows Diaz to fight overseas.
Published by Lee Rabey - Thu, 2 Aug 2012 17:28