UFC superstar Marijuana smoker Nick Diaz is finally back, USADA testing agency recently cleared him of all charges and gave him time served allowing him to compete in the octagon again as soon as next month. On a recent episode of Below The Belt with Brendan Schuab, Brendan announced that his sources inside the UFC are already working on a major fight for Nick.
It was originally offered to Nick to fight on the first UFC show in Liverpool but Nick declined as he wants to headline a Pay Per View event considering he gets a percentage of the buys and he also needed more time to get into fight shape.
Schuab’s sources told him that Nick has been offered a fight with Michael Bisping who plans to make the bout his last and retire in the cage. We worked our sources inside of the Bisping camp which confirmed the offer and claim that Bisping has already signed and sent his contract back and their just waiting for Nick who’s expected to sign the bout agreement today. Expect an official announcement from the UFC soon.
Nicholas Robert “Nick” Diaz (born August 2, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist who was last signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Since beginning his career in 2001, Diaz has competed in UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce, EliteXC, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), DREAM, and Shooto. He is a former welterweight champion in Strikeforce and WEC, and is the older brother of Nate Diaz.
Diaz, who is of Mexican and English descent, was born and raised in Stockton, California. Diaz attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California, for a year before dropping out. While a freshman, he was a member of the swim team. Diaz began training in karate and aikido from a young age and also participated in wrestling tournaments during his teenage years. He started training in Sambo at the age of 16 under Bulgarian National Sambo Champion Valeri Ignatov.
He was promoted to black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by Cesar Gracie on May 8, 2007. Diaz currently teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu with his brother Nathan in Lodi, California. Both Diaz brothers are advocates for cannabis. Diaz appears in the feature-length documentary Fight Life (2013), which chronicles the lives of mixed martial artists outside the cage; the film is directed by independent filmmaker James Z. Feng and won the Best Documentary Award at the United Film Festival.
Diaz became a professional mixed martial arts fighter in 2001 just after his 18th birthday and won his first fight, submitting Mike Wick with a triangle choke at IFC Warriors Challenge 15. Diaz would become a champion in just his second professional fight, defeating Chris Lytle for the IFC Welterweight Championship in July 2002 at IFC Warriors Challenge 17. Diaz was then invited to participate in Ultimate Athlete’s King of the Mountain, a single-night tournament that took place two months later.
He won his first two fights but eventually lost in the finals to Jeremy Jackson by TKO. Diaz would fight in Warriors Quest and Shooto against Harris “Hitman” Sarmiento and Kuniyoshi Hironaka respectively before defending his IFC Welterweight Championship and winning the WEC Welterweight Championship in 2003 at WEC 6, submitting Joe Hurley with a kimura.