MMA nick diaz fights in september

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  1. The Ripper

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    After serving a six month suspension for a positive marijuana test that saw his last victory over current #1 lightweight fighter Takanori Gomi erased, Nick Diaz will return to fighting on September 15th for Elite XC at their show in Hawaii as announced today by Gary Shaw.

    Diaz defeated Gomi in one of the most exciting fights thus far in 2007 using the rarely used gogo-plata, but after the positive test, the Nevada State Athletic Commission changed the result of the win to a no contest and since that time Diaz has been waiting to return to active competition.

    He recently called out StrikeForce middleweight champion Frank Shamrock for a match-up at 185lbs but Elite XC President Gary Shaw confirmed that Diaz will return in September at 160lbs.

    Shaw confirmed that the organization will not shy away from having different and lighter weight classes to display their fighter’s talents so as of now Diaz will be fighting at 160lbs instead of 155lbs.

    Shaw also confirmed that when Diaz fought Gomi he was under contract with Elite XC but the organization gave him permission to fight Gomi. Shaw believes that he wants his fighters to get the best fights in the world, no matter where that is.

    As of now, no opponent has been named to face Diaz but the entire card for the September 15th show should be announced shortly.

    - mma weekly
     
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    no. details?

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    update with more details
     
  4. Thompson doesn't have a weak chin; he just loves running face-first onto punches. When he's too tired to run straight into them (vs. Fujita) he takes a shitload of punishment before he goes down.
     
  5. Thompson may have a weak chin though. It's just hard for me to say because he always runs face-first into BIG shots. and he did take a lot of punishment from Fujita when he was too gassed to run onto the punch. Can't deny that he lasted a while vs. Fujita.

    The fights we're talking about here are

    Aleksander (ran onto it)
    Butterbean (same)
    Neil Grove (Neil met him halfway)
     
  6. Civil Disobedient

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  7. You don't say? I couldn't possibly have been saying that I just wanted to see Shamrock's ego smeared all over the ring!


    The funny thing is, Shamrock might just take that fight, and say he'd win it.
     
  8. I was disappointed. Baroni's a moron, but Shamrock is the one that needed his fucking mouth shut.
     
  9. bpa00

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    I'd like to see BJ Penn chug down a large vat of burritos and fight Slamcock at 185! Not that this can/will happen.
     
  10. fuck it, BJ at 160 vs. shamrock at 185 that'd be a more interesting fight.
     

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