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Nick Diaz forming his own MMA promotion in California

Nick Diaz forming his own MMA promotion in California

Most folks are familiar with the age-old saying, “If you can’t beat em, join em.” However, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz has apparently taken it to heart after repeatedly expressing frustration and making demands in relation to his career. Though there’s no indication on how it will affect his future in the Octagon, Diaz recently decided to go into business for himself and is actively working on the creation of a new MMA organization.

A website titled Nick Diaz Promotions was recently formed with an advertisement for WAR MMA on the front page. MMAJunkie has also spoken with the California State Athletic Commission where Diaz’s interest was confirmed when it was revealed the controversial competitor had already applied for a promoter’s license and passed the required background check.

Events are expected to take place in/around Stockon, California where Diaz hails from.

Diaz has not commented on the matter and it is unknown if he’ll attempt to fight under his own banner at any point down the road. The 29-year old has been relatively quiet since losing to Georges St-Pierre in March, saying he’s once again decided to retire from the sport but would reconsider the move if offered a rematch with GSP or crack at middleweight champ Anderson Silva.

4 COMMENTS
  • MCM says:

    This is the guy that said buying a house was too difficult and now he wants to start a promotion? Hopefully he’s surrounding himself with some smart guys to make this thing work. With the death of SF, there is a hole in regional MMA in Norcal and until Coker got too big too fast, he was able to run a profitable little MMA org, so it’s not like this is a bad idea.

    I’ll complain about the Diaz’s all day long, but I’ll never complain about more MMA in the world. Good luck to ya Nick.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I don’t see the UFC letting a fighter fight for them while he also owns/runs a competing organization. Unless they work out a deal of somehow being involved

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I kinda hope it works out for him though, I’m sure all the Ceasar Gracie people will be involved, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be. Maybe being a promoter himself can help him mature a little, and see what it’s like from the other side of fighting

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  • Screenplaya says:

    Please stop, Nick. This is a great idea, but it is too soon. Go see a sports psychologist, put on a couple of pounds (or not), beat up a few middleweights, and make that fight with Silva happen. That would be a wicked scrap, but you need to win a couple at 185 first, I think.

    Then start your new promotion at the end of your career, where you can headline a few fcards to help sell things.

    Did I mention seeing a sports psychologist? Yeah, do that.

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