Report: Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada, West Coast
Posts: 785
Report: Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie

Report: Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie
By Mike Bohn on Apr 9 2013, 11:03p @MikeBohnMMA 12

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has reportedly tapped Mike Kogan to manage his mixed martial arts (MMA) affairs instead of longtime mentor Cesar Gracie.

It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has ended a significant part of his mixed martial arts (MMA) relationship with famed trainer Cesar Gracie.

According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 9, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Stockton, Calif., native has enlisted the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment, representing notable names such as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, among others.

Even though The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner has found new MMA management, Diaz will still train under Gracie alongside the likes of his brother Nick Diaz, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields and the rest of the tight crew.

UFC President Dana White stated last month that he believes Gracie is a good trainer; however, he plays "(expletive) games" as a manager. It's unknown if White's comments factored in to Diaz's decision to seek new management.

Helwani stated on "UFC Tonight" that Gracie nor Kogan would comment on the report, but sources close to the situation were able to confirm the news is indeed true.

Diaz is next scheduled to compete at UFC on Fox 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez" on April 20, 2013, when he takes on former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
onip69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 11:32 PM
I Finish Threads
HexRei's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8,696
ohhhhhh shiiiiiiittttttt *takes big toke and holds*

Everybody good, plenty of slaves for my robot colony?
HexRei is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 07:47 AM
SmackyBear's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 993
I'm not actually sure Mike Kogan is an upgrade...

Some people think that they can convey either a philosophy on life or a complex political statement using a signature on the internet. I'm not one of them.
SmackyBear is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 05:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,499
If anything the only real benefit here for Nate is that Mike tends to not say nearly as random shit as Cesar does.
cdtcpl is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 05:15 PM
Walter's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 264
So Cesar stops getting a bunch of money from Nate. Will this not worsen their training relationship?
Walter is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 07:22 PM
Cruz Control
LL's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ocean Front Property in Arizona.
Posts: 9,119
Real Talk Management?

******* win lol

Sent from Free App

2013 VIP FFL Champion
Machida - Alves - Cruz - JDS - Weidman - Condit - Pettis - Edgar - Cowboy - Dodson - Okami
LL is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome