("We could do this shit right here, if you want." Photo courtesy of FiveOuncesofPain.)
Though it was originally scheduled for this month’s TUF 8 finale, the bout between UFC lightweights Nate Diaz and Clay Guida was postponed when Guida injured his foot in training. Now, GracieFighter is reporting that the matchup has been added to UFC 94 (January 31st, Las Vegas), in the supporting card for the Georges St. Pierre/BJ Penn superfight; it should be mentioned that the pairing hasn’t yet been added to the official lineup on UFC.com.
Diaz has won all five of his matches in the Octagon, most recently a split decision against Josh Neer at UFC Fight Night 15 in September. Though Guida’s 4-3 record in the UFC is a bit spottier, his last performance (also at UFN 15) proved that he shouldn’t be overlooked, as he used dominating wrestling to neutralize all of Mac Danzig‘s weapons and score the unanimous decision win.
In other UFC news…
— Mark Munoz‘s first-round TKO of Ricardo Barros at last week’s WEC 37 has secured him an invitation to compete in the UFC. A former two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler and 2001 national champion, Munoz (5-0) will join Chael Sonnen, Steve Cantwell, Steve Steinbless, and Nissen Osterneck in the group of former WEC fighters who have been reassigned to the UFC amid the WEC’s phasing out of its heavier weight classes.
— Former UFC light-heavyweight Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou may be heading back to Japan, as DREAM is considering signing "The African Assassin" to their roster.
— The Fertitta brothers’ casino empire Station Casinos is dangerously close to filing for bankruptcy.