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Nate Diaz is heading back to lightweight

Sounds like Cesar Gracie’s ‘oldschool’ loyalties left Nate Diaz stuck at 170 longer than Nate would have liked. Here’s Cesar’s thoughts after watching Nate get tossed around like a rag doll by Rory MacDonald:

“Nate Diaz didn’t look too good. I’m gonna be the first one to say it. He looked lethargic out there and he’s been asking me to go back to 155 for some time now. Frankie Edgar is the champion over there and he’s the student of a good friend of mine. Nathan was one of the contenders at 155 so we brought him up to 170 but it looks like we’ll probably bring him back down to 155 where he belongs. “

Jeez, how about waiting until Nate’s *really* a lightweight contender before worrying that a friend of a friend is champion at 155? The UFC is hard enough to get ahead in without having to fight up a weightclass due to imaginary problems that may never even come to a head.

  • Letibleu

    LOL. Renzo has downgraded to “friend” since the bitching incident.

  • kwagnuth

    That is fucking rediculous all because of his friendship with someone who trains someone who Nate would have to fight to acheivce his goal of becoming champ. That clearly trumps a young fighters dreams and carreer. Anyone in that camp should seriously consider telling Ceasar to go fuck himself because his priorities are all fucked up. Complete fuckin bullshit. Nate never had a chance at 170 and eveyone knew it.

  • frickshun

    Cesar is a fucking moron. Can’t believe anyone would allow him to manage them……oh yeah, we’re talking about the Diaz Bros here. Hopefully Gil signs w/the UFC & ditches him.