Far from strangers, the rivalry between Mayhem and Diaz kicked off following Jake Shields defeat of Dan Henderson during “Strikeforce: Nashville” in April. Mayhem entered the cage during Shields post-victory comments and interupted Shields, asking the question, “Where’s my rematch, buddy?”. Also in the cage during Mayhem’s comment was fellow Cear Gracie fighters Nick and Nate Diaz, along with Gilbert Melendez, and needless to say, all hell broke loose. Fistacuffs were thrown, feelings were hurt, and a “grudge” was born.
“We’re trying to put Nick Diaz together,” said Mayhem during a recent Joe Rogan podcast. “We got a little grudge match.”
While nothing is set in stone at this point, Mayhem indicated that the if the fight was to happen, it would likely happen in October.
“I don’t know if it’s happening yet, but I like to run my mouth off and hopefully make it happen,” said Mayhem.
Mayhem recently rebounded from a decision defeat at the hands of Jake Shields to TKO Tim Stout in impressive fashion during “Strikeforce: Nashville” on April 17, while Diaz is currently riding a 7-fight win streak that includes notable wins over the likes of Frank Shamrock and Scott Smith.
There is no word as to what weight the bout may be contested at, as Diaz normally competes at 170 lbs and Mayhem is better suited at 185 lbs. A catchweight could be a possibility.