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    Default Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC

    Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC



    Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    “As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table, that’s all I can say. It’s something everyone is looking at right now and discussing with him. Dana has offered him a fight. There is an offer on the table, I can’t say who it is, but it’s kind of neat I think. But no decision’s have been made for sure.”
    Diaz’s last appearance in the octagon was against UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158. Diaz survived the full five rounds, however he lost by way of unanimous decision. Visibly frustrated, Diaz announced that he was contemplating retirement. His name disappeared from UFC headlines and whether or not he was still part of the active roster was unknown.

    After his UFC hiatus, Diaz started a promotion named “WAR MMA”, based out of Stockton, California. The event took place in his hometown in late June and went without a hitch. The production was high quality; something that is uncommon in the early stages of new MMA promotions.

    With the breaking news that he will be returning to the octagon, it will be interesting to see who he was offered a fight against. Looking at UFC’s Top 10 welterweights, everyone is currently tied up with the exception of Tarec Saffiedine and Demian Maia. Josh Koscheck was recently pulled from his bout with Maia at UFC 163 due to an injury, however it was not disclosed how serious the injury was and how long he will be sidelined for.
    Interesting, but it's really only half of a news story. Still waiting to hear who the opponent is, but I was thinking of Maia even before reading the article. If it's him, I can't wait to see how the BJJ plays out.

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    Maia would own Nick on the ground.
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    Diaz would carve Maia up standing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    Maia would own Nick on the ground.
    Nick would own Maia on the feet. Just playing devils advocate.
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    The fight would never hit the ground
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    I just don't think Maia gets him down unless he wants to be there and Maia gets picked to pieces trying. Ultimately, I see Diaz clowning him standing and beating his body senseless in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    I just don't think Maia gets him down unless he wants to be there and Maia gets picked to pieces trying. Ultimately, I see Diaz clowning him standing and beating his body senseless in the process.
    Why don't you see Maia taking it down? He took Story and Fitch to the mat. He is huge at 170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU View Post
    Why don't you see Maia taking it down? He took Story and Fitch to the mat. He is huge at 170.
    The pressure standing.

    Diaz throws such an array and volume of punches I can't see Maia closing the gap without getting lit up.

    I could be wrong, I just don't see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    The pressure standing.

    Diaz throws such an array and volume of punches I can't see Maia closing the gap without getting lit up.

    I could be wrong, I just don't see it.
    Diaz also has horrible footwork imo, which leaves him wide open for takedowns.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU View Post
    Why don't you see Maia taking it down? He took Story and Fitch to the mat. He is huge at 170.
    I don't see Maia getting the takedown either. Diaz has a long reach and works a jab well which is rough for someone who has Maia's style of takedowns. Maia doesn't shoot like a wrestler so much as he closes the distance and then drops for it or takes the trip. I think that's a rough TD style for someone with solid boxing.

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