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Old 04-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nick Diaz turns down Zuffa.

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But not only did Diaz and Gracie get Scott Coker to change ink on paper, they actually refused to sign a contract with Zuffa. After the sale of Strikeforce, it was reported that fighters on the SF roster were being asked to sign contracts with their new corporate overlords. It sounded like a high-pressure move, but apparently you can say no if you don’t have much to lose. As Gracie explained:

“[Diaz] thinks Jake will probably beat GSP, so it kind of makes a moot point of him going up (to the UFC),” Gracie said. “(He’s) just kind of not happy with the landscape. He’s just weighing options right now.”

In any event, Gracie said he’s been working directly with UFC parent company Zuffa LLC on the direction of Diaz’s career. He said he hasn’t spoken to Coker, who sold Strikeforce to the UFC back in March, on recent developments.

“I don’t even know how much in charge of things he is any more,” Gracie said. “Ultimately, it’s going to have to go through the UFC, so the only people to talk about it with would be them. What am I going to talk to Scott about? He doesn’t own anything any more.”
http://www.cagepotato.com/nick-diaz-...uffa-contract/

I'm still not a fan, but I've gotta give the man his props, he's top ten but he's still not on the same level as GSP, Fitch, and Alves.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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His so sure that Jake is winning eh? I hope to see a GSP-Diaz after it's all said and done.
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Nick Diaz is one of my favorite fighters. He outstriked the best strikers in his division. The best wrestlers though?
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Who cares about the wrestlers ^, lol.

I have a feeling Diaz will get a big fight soon. Dana White is the man we're dealing with now, and he makes us happy for the most part.
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Nick Diaz obviously does, that's why he's being a girl.
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Diaz wants more money, he doesn't feel it right to sign a zuffa contract, which doesn't let you participate in other events. I am sure if he got offered Rashad Evans money, he would gladly sign.

I mean, Rashad gets paid 400,000 and I don't even know why.
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Diaz wants more money, he doesn't feel it right to sign a zuffa contract, which doesn't let you participate in other events. I am sure if he got offered Rashad Evans money, he would gladly sign.

I mean, Rashad gets paid 400,000 and I don't even know why.
Because he's a huge name and has had a pretty exciting rise to the top, beating some of the top LHWs. Why shouldn't he earn a big wage?

Diaz is probably looking for a big money contract because he knows he'll get dominated by various UFC welterweights and so his hype will be short lived. These days wrestlers have sub defense (minus Chael Sonnen) and can simply take guys down and grind them down for 3 or 5 rounds. It's ugly, but it works.

Diaz would get the wrestling treatment from so many fighters, and to be honest I think someone like Alves who bothers to use leg kicks would beat him up standing too.

GSP, Fitch, Alves, Kos, Shields, Rumble, Stun Gun...

I'd fancy all these guys to beat Diaz quite comfortable. There's probably more too.
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Who cares about the wrestlers ^, lol.

I have a feeling Diaz will get a big fight soon. Dana White is the man we're dealing with now, and he makes us happy for the most part.
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I hate nick diaz but the man should be paid whatever he wants. I prefer watching diaz over gsp anyday simple because i want to see him get smash. Diaz is not only a shit talker inside and outside the ring which is highly entertaining but over the year he has become a great fighter. I am convice diaz could beat gsp based on the fact that he has proved me wrong every time he fights. If Diaz goes to boxing that cockiness with the potnetial of him being good could make him a superstar in boxing. We all hate mayweather but diaz's cockiness is on a different level.
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Diaz wants more money, he doesn't feel it right to sign a zuffa contract, which doesn't let you participate in other events. I am sure if he got offered Rashad Evans money, he would gladly sign.

I mean, Rashad gets paid 400,000 and I don't even know why.
Yeah, you realize Rashad ME'd with Rampage with a pretty weak undercard and did a million buys right?


Anyway, on Diaz, he won't make more money doing boxing or anything else. He's deluded. And with SF under Forza's umbrella, once his original deal runs out, he's got ZERO options.

SRC, who were known to pay out those ridiculous payouts, is gone, Bellator works in a tourney format and your pay is essentially dictated on how well you do, not to mention the fighters there dont fight that much AND they only get paid 100k for winning the title, which is already less than he makes.

And DREAM is damn near dead and certainly can't afford to shell out anymore than 250k. That and they only seem to do events like once every 6 months nowa days.

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