Here’s a complicated story … Nick Diaz was announced as booked for DREAM.3 a few days ago. Now he’s off that card. Everything inbetween is a bit shady, with the EliteXC guys throwing their weight around and Nick’s management Cesar Gracie saying this:
“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.”
But now it seems like EliteXC has won out, because Cesar has confirmed that Nick will now be fighting for EliteXC on June 14th, and NOT on the May 11th DREAM card. What interests me here is how they managed to pull that off, since Diaz’s contract has a clause restricting him from fighting 30 days before an event, but DREAM falls 34 days before June 14th.
If I was Nick Diaz, I’d be spazzing out like a motherfucker. 2008 is clearly not a good luck year for this dude.