*UPDATED | Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit Rematch In Jeopardy, Outlook Now Grim (or not)
The two originally faced off at UFC 143 and Carlos Condit edged out Diaz in a five-round technical battle. The decision made by judges on the evening of the fight has been highly contested by fans and analysts and it seems as if the entire world wants to see rounds 6-10.
Last night we reported that Carlos Condit was indeed game to give Diaz another crack at earning the UFC’s interim welterweight title. UFC president Dana White confirmed the matchup, Condit’s camp confirmed the matchup but we caught wind of a Cesar Gracie tweet that cast a cloud over these projections.
Now multiple sources are indicating that this potential rematch confirmed by UFC president Dana White last night is dead in the water. An undisclosed issue with Nick Diaz will prevent his participation in the bout. It is not an injury, but no details have been given.
For now we play the waiting game until matters become public, but this fight, at least for now, seems to be dead in the water.
UPDATE 12:10 p.m. PT | I was informed just moments after posting this story from sources close to the situation that this fight is not dead in the water after all. Reports in the on-line media will circulate that the fight is off, but in my opinin this is likely just posturing from the Diaz camp to garner better terms. This is not a guarantee, we are in fact still left in the dark, but there remains a small glimor of hope now for those who want to see this rematch. Stay tuned as we develop this story further.