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Elite XC Vetoes Nick Diaz’s ‘Dream’ Fight


(To think that such a beautiful marriage could go so wrong.)

It seems like nothing comes easy for Nick Diaz. First he gets pulled from the Strikeforce show just because of a little medical marijuana, then he tries to get back into action by signing on to fight at Dream.3 on May 11. It seemed fine, what with his next scheduled Elite XC bout not until June 14 in Hawaii, but then big bad Gary Shaw had to show up and ruin everybody’s fun.

According to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Josh Gross, Shaw insisted that Diaz be pulled from Dream.3, much to the dismay of Cesar Gracie, who claimed that Elite XC minions already approved the fight.

“Gary Shaw is going to honor the agreement that one of his underlings made, even though they didn’t pass it by him,” said Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie. “He would have never agreed to it. [That] is what he told me, because it was too close to June 14. Right now, the fight that’s in jeopardy is the June 14 Hawaii fight.”

Except now it seems that the Diaz camp has caved. Diaz will not fight at Dream.3 unless, in the words of GracieFighter.com, Shaw has “a change of heart.”

Too bad Shaw doesn’t seem like the change-of-heart type of guy. More like the change-of-track-suit type. Those are two very different types of guys.

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nehemioska- July 13, 2008 at 4:21 am
eres el mejor te deseo que te vaya bien en todo lo que haces soy tu fan desde que te vi pelear con diego sanchez rezare por ti para que te vaya bien le pido a dios y a mi virgencita de la rosa mistica soy de venezuela te amoooooooooooo
nehemioska- July 13, 2008 at 4:17 am
te amoooooo nick eres el mejor siempre rezo por ti para que te vaya bien tanto en tus prleas como en tu vida soy de venezuela mi deseo es verte en persona eres lo maximooooo mi diablo belloooooooo
nehemioska- July 13, 2008 at 4:11 am
te amoooooooo nick de venezuela
C-Bus Allstar- May 6, 2008 at 11:29 am
Gary Shaw needs to die. Someone needs to sprinkle some cyanide on his spaghetti and meatballs.
Jburg- May 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm
Lol skidding, I had to take my grandpa to the hospital and he was wearing a track suit... I'm guessing its because its easy to put on, warm, and looks pretty schnazzy.
Joe Son- May 5, 2008 at 5:27 pm
I think it makes sense. It's comfortable, you can pretend that you're always just about to go do something in it, and you can purchase a whole matching outfit at once. When you consider that old guys generally don't give a shit what anyone thinks of their fashion choices, it seems like track suits are pretty much made for them.
skidding- May 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Why do old shady white guys like track suits? It's not just Gary Shaw, but I've been noticing it a lot in real life lately. Is it because it's easy to put on? Anyone here ever asked any of their old white granpas, why it's their thread of choice?
Joe Son- May 5, 2008 at 5:03 pm
I heard before that Showtime had a clause against guys fighting within 30 days of their Elite XC fight, but this is slightly over 30 days away. Seems like he should have been able to do it. I guess with a guy who cuts so easily, you don't want to take any chances. Speaking of which, I'll be interested to see if that surgery paid off.
Kamander- May 5, 2008 at 4:59 pm
I think we all saw this coming as soon as it was announced.
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