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Nate Diaz extends deal to fight under the UFC’s banner

Nate Diaz isn’t going anywhere new in regards to his fighting future. Diaz, who was called the #1 contender in the UFC‘s lightweight division after besting Jim Miller earlier this year, signed a new contract with the promotion earlier this week.

Diaz is expected to receive a shot at the winner of champion Benson Henderson‘s bout with Frankie Edgar this weekend at UFC 150.

“Just wrapped up another deal with (Diaz) and (Cesar Gracie, the manager/trainer for Diaz),” UFC President Dana White posted on Twitter. “Deal done.”

Diaz, Gracie, White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta all posed for a picture following the signing.

As a side note, though a few weeks back Gracie mentioned he would ask White about allowing Nick Diaz to compete overseas while serving out his suspension in Nevada for a failed drug test, no mention of those talks were made by White in his Tweet.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC