Nick Diaz pens new deal with StrikeforcePosted on December 29, 2010, 07:30 AM by Daniel Cassidy
In exciting news for Strikeforce, current Welterweight Champion for the California based promotion Nick Diaz has signed a fresh deal with them. The 23-7-0-1 Stockton native agreed a multi year deal with Scott Coker's team, and was quick to speak about his excitement.
"I'm looking forward to continuing my career with STRIKEFORCE," said the 27-year-old Diaz, a protégé of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Cesar Gracie and resident of Stockton, Calif. "When I first got here, there weren't a lot of great 170 pound fighters for me to fight, but that's definitely changed. There's a lot of really good fighters in the division now and I'm ready to fight anyone who thinks they can beat me."
Diaz is the current Champ at 170lbs in Strikeforce, and is so far the only Champ the company have had at that weight. Currently on an 8 fight win streak, Diaz seems untouchable. Winning the belt back in January of 2009, Diaz already has his first title defence of 2011 planned, with Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos stepping up to the plate on 29th of January at Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg.
Since initially parting ways with the UFC in 2006 following 3 straight losses, Diaz has only been beaten once (a TKO due to cuts vs KJ Noons). Winning 11 fights (plus one win against Takanori Gomi, later overturned to a no contest) Diaz has seemed intent to prove himself amongst the best in the world, beating the best at 170lbs that Strikeforce has to offer.
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