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.

ďAs far as his fighting and everything. Heís been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table, thatís all I can say. Itís 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 canít say who it is, but itís kind of neat I think. But no decisionís have been made for sure.Ē
Diazís 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 ďWAR MMAĒ, 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 UFCís 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.