Sports

Nick Diaz is No Longer Retired, Apparently

| by

The Nick Diaz saga has taken yet another turn.

Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie took to graciefighter.com to give an update on the troubled welterweight’s status. Highlights of the statements are as follows:

To address the NSAC suspension, I will say that we have appealed to the courts and if things go our way, it will be plausible that Nick could return as early as sometime at the end of this year.

For too long NSAC bureaucrats have acted with malicious incompetence towards the fighters. We will challenge them in court.

As far as future opponents, Nick has stated that he would like to take fights “that matter”. Since GSP will be fighting Condit, he has to look elsewhere. He will respectfully ask for a fight with Anderson Silva, a fighter he respects and would like to challenge.

Silva’s camp has been speaking of a fight with GSP, possibly even at a catch weight. Nick will take that fight in a minute but has told me that should Silva decide not to drop at all, he will move up to 185lbs to face the Champ.

The entire statement can be found here.

Related Content

UFC 149 a sleeper card in truest sense of word

ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation adds Gregor Gracie vs. Nicholas Mann

ROAD FC 009: Beat Down to take place on September 15th

Soa Palelei: Australia’s top heavyweight fighting back to the big show

Video: James Head UFC 149 Post-Fight Interview

UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao – The Scorecards

Get more great MMA news and analysis over at MMA Sucka