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Nate Diaz Enlists New Management Team


It looks like Nate Diaz has partially parted ways with Cesar Gracie.

Ariel Helwani broke the news Tuesday night on “UFC Tonight.” Helwani stated that Diaz will now  be under the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment. Kogan’s notable clients include Roy Nelson and Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal.

Diaz will still train under Gracie and their close camp of Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez, and Jake Shields among others.

Neither Gracie or Kogan would comment on the report, but sources close to the situation were able to confirm the news.

Diaz (16-8) is next scheduled to compete at UFC on Fox 7: “Henderson vs. Melendez” on April 20, 2013, when he takes on former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. He is coming off a loss to current lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

Nick Diaz, has not parted ways with Gracie, according to Helwani, because he’s “retired.”

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4 Comments to Nate Diaz Enlists New Management Team

  1. Slim Charles says:

    not surprised; he’s the only smart one out of the bunch…

  2. some guy says:

    I think both Diaz brothers would do a lot better if they parted ways with that camp!

  3. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Cesar Gracie is not looking out for his guys. He might be a good trainer but the managing should be done by someone who has the know-how and skills.

    Nick Diaz has complained about his preparation and doesn’t even know whether he paid taxes or not. that should be dealt with by the manager and the manager should keep him updated about it.

  4. Ddddddd says:

    This is the kind of thing that could bring some hype for all these guys in their camp. I’d say they’ve got the whole fighters mentality down and now how about a professional attitude when needed. They all do their best at being well rounded fighters it would be good to see them as well rounded characters that can communicate with other guys that share the same struggle to stay relevant.
    Good luck to him.

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