Nick Diaz gets paid by DREAM and agrees to fight in Japan

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MMAcca
10/16/08 12:04:08AM
Nick Diaz has always been open about how much he loves fighting in Japan and how he feels about the way the nation embraces and respects the sport. He’s also stated in the past he feels the Japanese rules with a ring and no elbows on the ground favor traditional martial arts.

Basically, the Stockton native likes the way the Japanese approach the fight game. In fact, he recently confirmed through GracieFighter.com that he will return to fight in “The Land of the Rising Sun.”

Here’s a snip:

“Dream pays Nick Diaz in full from his last bout in May. Diaz agrees to return to fight in Japan, however at this point it is unclear for which organization.”

There have been rumors all summer that Diaz would face “Mach” Sakurai for the DREAM welterweight title during his next trip out there, but Diaz had problems getting paid for his last fight with the promotion against Katsuya Inoue at DREAM 3 on May 11.

He was reportedly owed $100,000 by the Japanese mixed martial arts promotion for the first round technical knockout win over Inoue. He is now clearly skeptical about doing business with them again.






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MMAcca
10/16/08 12:05:07AM
Finally....
tuvok500
10/16/08 12:16:04AM
Funny to hear that he like peoples who have respect for the sport considering that it is coming from a guy who disrespected it every time he fought and who is known to be a total disgrace and disrespectful fighter ...

BlessMahMic
10/16/08 1:30:43AM
Diaz Vs. Mach, hopefully
BlessMahMic
10/16/08 1:35:39AM
Mach Vs. Diaz
Wolfenstein
10/16/08 1:44:12AM
It may have been late, but at least he's making 100K a fight in Japan. I guess you kind of earn that type of salary when you can gogoplata Takanori Gomi, and do it while he's high as hell. It's kind of strange in Japan weed is like the equivilant to crack in the US.

I hope he fights Sakurai next. Diaz looks like a completely different fighter in Japan. I wish that Nick Diaz would show up in the US.

Nick will probably knock Sakurai out with a flurry of punches, but it should be a great fight (if it happens).
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