Nate Diaz Inks Four-Fight Deal to Remain With UFC

Written by Tim Ngo
July 7th, 2010

UFC Nate Diaz

Stockton will be well represented inside the UFC’s Octagon for the foreseeable future. Cesar Gracie, the longtime manager of Nate Diaz, confirmed the grappler has signed a new four-fight deal with the world’s premier MMA organization.

Gracie informed MMAJunkie.com of the new deal for Nick’s younger brother  – who managed to avoid suspension by the Tennessee Athletic Commission for his role in the April brawl at “Strikeforce: Nashville.”

Because Nate did not have a license to fight in “The Volunteer State,” the commission wasn’t able to penalize him outside of a $7,500 fine.

After competing in the UFC’s lightweight division in his first nine Octagon appearances, Diaz decided that he was sick of having to cut weight year-round and wanted to take a shot at 170-pounds.

His first welterweight bout took place at UFC 111 in March where he defeated the gritty Rory Markham via a 1stRound TKO.

The California native’s next fight is expected to take place at UFC 118 against Marcus Davis.

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