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Following UFC on FOX 7 loss, UFC boss wants Nate Diaz to stay at lightweight

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earlier this week Nate Diaz said he planned to move from lightweight to welterweight regardless of what happened at Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 event. Don't count UFC President Dana White among the proponents of that plan.

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Post #1   4/21/13 11:37:08AM   

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I agree with Dana one this one. Nate's better off staying at 155lbs. Just 2 fights ago Nate was on a nice roll. Now he's lost 2 straight, 1 to Bendo and now to Josh Thompson. That's a couple of tough, tough dudes he lost to.

Thompson is 1-1-1 in his 3 fights against Gil, and last night Gil gave the champ everything he could handle.

Post #2   4/21/13 1:25:09PM   

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Why don't you pay him more money first...Nate got robbed last fight

Post #3   4/21/13 1:31:54PM   

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I don't see diaz moving up now

Post #4   4/21/13 9:17:24PM   

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I think welterweight has moved ahead of lightweight by a considerable amount; at least in the top 20. WW is filled with wrestlers who would probably grind Nate down. LW has mostly guys willing to engage in Nate's style of fights with only a few grinders. Plus Guida and Edgar have vacated their place in the ranks.

Plus bendo is beatable and there could be a different champ in a year. Nate would never beat GSP and probably couldn't win the three or four top 20 welterweight fights to even earn that title shot anyway.

Post #5   4/21/13 10:14:06PM