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CSAC confirms Nick Diaz fight promotion plans

Nick Diaz retired from MMA for the 2nd time after his UFC 158 loss to Georges St. Pierre, however he may have not step away from the cage for good. As we reported yesterday the Stockton based fighter is looking to start his own War Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in his hometown of Stockton. Most of the buzz is focused on this domain name purchase, but reliable sources are affirming that this is more fact that fiction.

MMAjunkie reports that the California State Athletic Commission has confirmed Nick Diaz’s application with the state to start the War MMA fight promotion. The application process is expected to take some time, but Nick has already passed required background checks.

Diaz hopes to have as much success as a promoter as he did as a fighter, and if his trash talk is on par with what got him a title shot with GSP, his promotion should be in good shape. Diaz parlayed the antagonizing comments aimed at the champ into a mega fight back in April that saw him beat up for most of the 5 round fight. He was unsuccessful to defeat St. Pierre, but was successful in selling it as the PPV close to 800,000 buys, which is a good sign of what kind of promoter Diaz could be.

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5 Comments to CSAC confirms Nick Diaz fight promotion plans

  1. Thom says:

    i thought Nick barely had enough cash to pay his own bills, not to mention i doubt he’s much of a business man or promoter. still pretty interesting.

  2. 757 says:

    I’m sure he made a bundle fighting GSP. As far as being a business man he has been doing this MMA fight game a long time. If he was as poor of a business man as people think he would have phased out along time ago. I think he knows exactly what he is doing.

  3. Bob'O says:

    This is a bad business decision for Nick in my own personal opinion. I am one of his most loyal fans, but he’s too young to retire, and he can still extend his MMA Legacy and make a lot of $croll fighting in the UFC. Doesn’t he realize how many guys wish that they had that chance? With that being said, Nick would make a hell of a coach or even running his own promotion later on or now on the side. Only with some realistic help and support though. Just my opinion. I wish Nick the best either way. ;) ~Bob’O

  4. YoMama says:

    Diaz is much smarter than 90% of the humans on this planet. Its funny listening to the bone heads who call him stupid. He made himself into a millionaire while doing what he loves. He has as many fans as any fighter in the world, if not more. He is once again proving that he smarter than the average fighter, by not fighting until he is semi retarded just for a pay check. Kudos and good luck with the promotion.

  5. K2 says:

    WMMA??!!? BWHAhaahahaha!

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