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Tuesday, 10/25/2011, 07:20 am

Cesar Gracie Wants Title Shot For Diaz If He Walks Through Penn


“There’s no question about it that I will ask for [a fight with GSP] if Nick has a tremendous performance and he can finish BJ, I would ask for that. But the biggest thing is if the fans want it. If the fans all ask for that, Dana [White] is a smart guy. He knows the sport is about the fans. So who knows?”

We are down to just five-days before the UFC 137 main event between BJ Penn and Nick Diaz takes place and yesterday Cesar Gracie was hitting the media circuit already campaigning for Nick’s next title shot.

As he tells it to mmafighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, if Nick can do what really no other man has done in MMA history and take out BJ Penn with ease, they expect to leap frog over a waiting Carlos Condit.

The winner of this fight is the true number one contender in many MMA fighters, coaches and analysts minds, but the UFC doesn’t seem to keen on making that happen at the moment. I guess this Saturday, if either athlete impresses the brass, Condit may sit on the backburner, but who really knows…

Thoughts?

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