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Nick Diaz no longer contracted to Zuffa or Pride

Graciefighter.com is reporting that Zuffa has severed all contractual ties with Nick Diaz. Diaz, who upset Takanori Gomi at Pride 33 in Las Vegas this past February only to see the outcome overturned after testing positive for marijuana, is also contracted to EliteXC.

When Diaz originally signed with Pride it was a non-exclusive contract. Based on unwritten Zuffa policy, they weren’t going to allow a fighter like Diaz to fight for any fight promotion they owned in a non-exclusive manner.

Here’s what GracieFighter.com is reporting:

We will be running a series on a seldom seen look at the behind the scenes workings that ultimately lead to the ouster of Nick Diaz from the new Pride organization. In our opinion this ouster had everything to do with Nick’s participation in the EliteXC organization and nothing to do with Zuffa’s technical grounds. Everyday this week we will post corresponding emails and let you the reader be the ultimate judge.

Diaz is currently on suspension but there are rumors he could be fighting on EliteXC’s card in September.

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  • says:

    […] Sam Caplan: Nick Diaz no longer contracted to Zuffa or PRIDE […]

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  • says:

    Wonder if Elite will try and sign Gomi for Diaz vs Gomi II?

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  • says:

    […] Diaz is no longer under contract to UFC or […]

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  • says:

    MJC:

    That’s a damn good idea.

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  • says:

    I hope he re-thinks airing the dirty laundry in public. He’s a young guy with his whole career ahead of him. I’d hate to seem him permanently burn the Zuffa bridge.

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    […] Nick Diaz no longer contracted to Zuffa or Pride Graciefighter.com is reporting that Zuffa has severed all contractual ties with Nick Diaz. Diaz, who upset Takanori […] […]

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    […] because Zuffa refuses to deal in non-exclusive contracts. Cesar Gracie wrote a post on his website saying he was going to post up private emails regarding the deal: In our opinion this ouster had everything to do with Nick’s participation in the EliteXC […]

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  • quinn says:

    thats all political bull if they knew how much people like to watch nick diaz fight they would change their minds

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