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Cesar Gracie says he's working on Diaz-Gomi rematch

Cesar Gracie says Diaz-Gomi rematch will happen by 2009

CESAR GRACIE: "YOU GUYS MIGHT SEE THE DIAZ-GOMI REMATCH"

On Matt Hughes...

"I donít think he should necessarily retire. I donít think heís going to be a top 10 fighter much longer, if he is at all anymore really. Age does that to you, you know? You slow down and youíre just not that same guy that you used to be when you were 25 or 26 years old when youíre in your mid-30ís."

On Frank Shamrock...

"He couldnít take Cung down. The problem with Frank is heís not a wrestler and Cung is a wrestler. Cung trained at my gym a few years ago and heís a real strong guy and everything. I think he won high school state or something like that. He has a wrestling background. Heís not easy to take down and Frank doesnít have the credentials to take Cung Le down so he was kind of forced to stand with him. Cung Le is probably the more accomplished of the two, but I thought it was a great fight. Frank had his moments in the 3rd round. He stunned Cung a couple of times."

On the CBS EliteXC card...

"It wasnít the best representation, but I think people are making a lot about nothing on that. Hey, props to them; they got on CBS. A lot of people wanted to watch it. I mean, 6 million people tuned in. People want to say Kimbo Slice wasnít the best representation and so what. Did you see the last UFC? Was that a good representation of the sport? I think competition is healthy and it will bring the sport up. EliteXC is only getting better and better and thatís the way of the world. Who wants to see a monopoly? I love the UFC too, but I hope theyíre not the only organization out there and they have this monopoly where youíre forced to take their contract because thereís nothing else out there."

On Nate Diaz...

"Watching Nathan in his last fight when I was out there in Colorado with him, seeing him coming out, the fans was justÖI mean, they really love that kid. They know he has a good heart. He comes out and goes 100%. He leaves everything out there in the cage. He doesnít leave anything behind. He tries it, he goes for it and heís not a wussy guy. He takes his beating like a man and he keeps going. He doesnít stop and then he beats the guy up. Iím 100% proud of that guy."

On Nick Diaz...

"If Nick is 100% on, he is the best in the world. If you put Nick somewhere and you say, Ďthe winner is the fighter that comes out of this cage,í guess who is coming out? Nick Diaz is coming out of that cage. I donít care if itís Georges St-Pierre or whatever. I know he can lose a fight and I know in X amount of rounds this guy can outpoint him, but I know that Nick is a true fighter. Heís a warrior wherever he goes."

On Diaz-Gomi rematch...

"Iím working on it and I think you guys might see the rematch in the future, hopefully by 2009; thatís what weíre working on."

Long interview...he talks more about Diaz-Gomi 2, BJ Penn, GSP, Anderson Silva and a bunch of other stuff:

http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content2841.html
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