MMA Nick Diaz signs with Pride

Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by RMarks, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. RMarks

    RMarks New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    11,647
    Likes Received:
    4
    Nick Diaz has signed a two-fight contract with Pride and will make his Pride debut on the promotion's February 24th event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Diaz will be cutting to lightweight for his fight at Pride 33 on February 24th, and he expects to face a top-level opponent. Pride previously announced the participation of two lightweights on the Pride 33 card: Takanori Gomi and Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, who are the #1 and #2 Lightweights in the MMAWeekly Rankings.

    Though it's not known who Diaz will be fighting, Gomi and Sakurai are two of the many possibilities. If Diaz does fight Gomi, it will not be for Gomi's Pride Lightweight Title, as Pride previously announced that Gomi's fight at Pride 33 will be a non-title fight.

    Earlier this week, it was announced that Diaz signed with the Showtime-backed Elite Xtreme Combat, for which he is expected to make his debut in May. Diaz' contracts with Pride and EXC do not conflict with each other, as EXC has no problem with non-exclusive contracts, and Pride entered its negotiations with Diaz knowing that he was already under contract with EXC.

    Regardless of who Diaz fights at Pride 33, he will be fighting at Pride's lightweight limit of 160 pounds. The lightweight limit for MMA in the United States is usually 155 pounds, but promotions like Pride also have the option of holding fights at "catch weights" such as 160 pounds.

    Diaz normally fights at 170 pounds and is currently the #9-ranked 170-pound fighter in the MMAWeekly Rankings.

    Diaz is a UFC veteran who won the last two fights on his UFC contract at UFC 62 and UFC 65, respectively. Diaz had been scheduled to face Thomas "Wildman" Denny on the Gracie Fighting Championships event on January 20th, but the event was postponed.
     
  2. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    111,611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    lollyfornia
    i hope Diaz gets stomped on :x:

    i think Diaz vs. Krazy Horse would be fun, because they're both scrappers and don't come into fights with good game plans :o
     
  3. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    111,611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    lollyfornia
    oh, and source?
     
  4. RMarks

    RMarks New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    11,647
    Likes Received:
    4
    mmaweekly
     
  5. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    111,611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    lollyfornia
    ah, saw it on SF too
     
  6. AK-47

    AK-47 Banned

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    13,291
    Likes Received:
    0
    maybe they'll put aoki against diaz, that would be a good fight
     
  7. FlyingNun

    FlyingNun Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    7,592
    Likes Received:
    0
    he's most likely fighting gomi at the las vegas event....makes the most sense

    i think 160 is a better fit for nick diaz
     
  8. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    51,504
    Likes Received:
    199
    Location:
    ATX
    Aoki is fighting in Shooto in Feb
     
  9. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7,880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    I love Diaz, I can't wait to see him fight!
     
  10. Skeletor

    Skeletor Guest

    going to get his ass kicked when he gets the chance to fight gomi.... but they won't give him that fight on his first Pride match.
     
  11. Trueno

    Trueno Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Μоdеrаtоrs

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    55,797
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Drift Land, California
    Gomi for his first pride fight?

    Dont think so.
     
  12. Degenerate

    Degenerate Optimus Riem! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
    Messages:
    80,154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    I hope he does well.

    We need more fighters that has charisma.
     
  13. bpa00

    bpa00 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Messages:
    5,792
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Nick Diaz is one of my favorites... Crazy as hell, but always fun to watch... I hope he does well in pride.
     
  14. Beepsandbuzzes

    Beepsandbuzzes New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Messages:
    5,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I think Krazy Horse is currently behind bars...
     
  15. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    51,504
    Likes Received:
    199
    Location:
    ATX
    Negative
     
  16. Beepsandbuzzes

    Beepsandbuzzes New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Messages:
    5,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I thought I read that on Sherdog a while ago, but I could be mistaken.
     
  17. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7,880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Crazy horse if fighting on the Elite XC card Feb 10th(the one on show time).
     
  18. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7,880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Oh, and I think that Gomi will lose a decision to Nick.

    Nick will beat him like Big Tim beat Monson. Jabs and good foot work.
     
  19. CrazyInteg

    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    12,205
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Omaha
    agreed :wiggle:
     
  20. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    51,504
    Likes Received:
    199
    Location:
    ATX
    You mean stand there for 25 minutes
     
  21. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7,880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Yep, he won't do any real damage, but Gomi isn't gonna get inside him.

    Nick /could/ sub gomi but I don't see how.

    Gomi isn't gonna sub nick either...I don't see him getting him on the ground either.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what happens though.
     
  22. The Ripper

    The Ripper New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    8,368
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, Co
    im sorry but nick diaz is a punk
     

Share This Page