No, Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz will not face disciplinary action after Saturday's victory over Paul Daley.
California State Athletic Commission executive director George Dodd today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) no "disciplinary action (is) pending against Nick."
A rep for the fighter told MMAjunkie.com a cageside official warned Diaz immediately after his TKO victory that punishment could be levied.
Diaz defeated Daley in the headliner of "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley," which aired on Showtime from Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. In one of the most entertaining one-round fights in recent MMA history, Diaz and Daley slugged it out before the champ scored a TKO stoppage with just seconds remaining in the title fight's opening frame.
Immediately after the fight, cameras showed Diaz briefly yelling toward the audience and then saying something to Daley. At that point, an unidentified official told Diaz he likely faced disciplinary action for the outburst, the source said. In a video interview with MMAFighting.com, Diaz even said he expected to face punishment.
But that won't be the case, according to the CSAC and Strikeforce.
Diaz, who outslugged one of MMA's most prolific welterweight strikers, now owns a 10-fight win streak. In fact, his only loss in his past 16 bouts came in a controversial fashion to K.J. Noons in 2007 at "EliteXC: Renegade." The cageside physician stopped the bout due to facial cuts Diaz suffered. Diaz avenged the defeat back in October in his first successful Strikeforce title defense.