Nick Diaz Signs New Three-Fight Contract, But No Word On Anderson Silva Fight

Nick Diaz is one of the best welterweights in the UFC. However, he hasn’t fought in the senior circuit since March of last year (2013).

Post his unanimous decision loss to (then) reigning champion George St. Pierre at UFC 158, Diaz has opted to sit on the sidelines for the last 16 months in semi-retirement, declaring that he was unhappy with his current contract.

Sticking to his mantra of wanting more money to fight, Diaz has been unable to secure a new deal with UFC President Dana White, who, for the last year-and-a-half, has been unmoved to renegotiate Diaz’s existing agreement with the promotion.

However, with former middleweight champion Anderson Silva requesting Diaz as his first fight back in the senior circuit since breaking his leg at UFC 168 last December (2013), Diaz’s negotiating leverage surely improved.

Today (July 24, 2014), fans are learning that was the case.

As was announced this evening, the promotion has come to terms with the 30-year-old fighter and subsequently signed the California native to a new three fight deal.

No terms were released, however, by the smirk on Diaz’s face fans can assume that the “Stockton Bad Boy” got paid.  

Regarding a fight with Anderson Silva, Dana White posted to his Twitter account that there was “no word” on the bout. Yet, the simple fact that White posted a ‘tweet’ about Silva vs. Diaz is a good indicator that the match is all but a done deal.

As such, fans should expect to see the bout go down sometime in early 2015.  


12 Comments

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    dropkickmurphy

    July 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    With all the drug controversy going on and problems with athletics committees.. Is it appropriate for Dana to be wearing a Mark Hunt vs Antonio Silva t-shirt?

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    HATEOCRACY

    July 24, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Stockton is a cow patty smelling shit hole that's riddled with meth monsters, but it's good to see Somebody from that toilet bowl getting some money.

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    Joe Boxer

    July 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Good week in MMA's history
    Good fight card coming up this weekend,
    Vitor be getting his license,
    DC vs Bones was announced,
    and now this!!

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    griffin

    July 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    i love how the ufc hates and puts down fighters until they need them. #s have been terrible they know diaz/silva will be HUGE, holly holm is in the ufc when just couple months ago dana was "done" with her. now dana is more open to bringing in cyborg. Fedor doesnt sign o he sucks. Before UFC bought SF dana said that the ufc is differnt animal and nick isnt at the level. As soon as they buy out and diaz threatens to go box he gets immediate title shot. Before ronda dana bashed womens mma as soon as he sees she pulls huge #s with showtime he is all in. the whole time he was even bashing SF then as they get big buyout. its business but hes such a dick about it. if its not his way then hate hate hate.

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    highkick12

    July 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    The headline says 3 fights but that twitter thing says 2…

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    GoldenBibi

    July 25, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Awesome MMA News…Diaz looks in shape, and ready to fight…Yet looks small compare to Anderson Siva.. Spider looks huge.. Yet I'll still buy it.. Would be an awesome fight…. Also hope he fights Rory Mcdonald and Lawler… Rory looks like he changed his gameplan a lot…Like to stand and strike…Used to just like to ground and pound…..So Nick vs R

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    sbond

    July 25, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Im bored of the Diaz brothers being headline news. They bitch and moan until they seem to get what they want.

    Don't get me wrong I think this fight between him and Silva would be a huge draw but I just dislike the way the diaz brothers promote themselves, mma and disrespect everyone.

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    matt1926

    July 25, 2014 at 6:59 am

    rematch with lawler do it

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