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.