Cesar Gracie Thinks Nate Diaz Should Fight For UFC Title

March 20, 2012 9:04 am by bjpenn.com staff 48 Comments
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“I guess it’s going to be a good fight. Nate Diaz is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC and Jim Miller is a good obstacle to overcome. He has good Wrestling skills and heavy hands, he’s strong. We’re not underestimating him, but I guess Nate is better than him both on the stand-up and on the ground. I guess he deserves [the title shot] in case he gets this win. He defeated Cerrone, who was one of the firsts of the line and had a good performance against Gomi and now is fighting another contender. Cerrone is still a top guy, so if Nate can beat up these guys he deserves to be the next challenger”.

In a recent interview with Tatame.com, Cesar Gracie voices his opinion on the place of his student, Nate Diaz, in the UFC’s lightweight division.

Initially promised a title shot should he get past Jim Miller in the UFC on FOX 3 main event, the Nate vs. Miller winner was passed up in favor of a rematch between Edgar and Henderson.

Should the UFC have stuck to their initial promise of a title shot for Nate or was Edgar vs. Henderson the right move?

Read More: UFC on FOX 3, Nate Diaz (News), Jim Miller (News)

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