The Diaz-Miller feud spills backstage in San JosePosted on October 10, 2010, 02:44 PM by Daniel Cassidy
Following his 5 round decisive win over long time rival KJ Noons, Nick Diaz and his entourage were involved in a backstage altercation with another old rival, Jason "Mayhem" Miller. According to sources via MMA Junkie, both fighters were involved in a brief situation backstage.
Upon entering the backstage area, Diaz's entourage encountered Miller, and words were exchanged between the two. Diaz was said to have thrown a water bottle at Mayhem. After this, both fighters had to be separated by their respective parties. MMA Junkie report that a showtime official confirmed to them that the incident had happened, but played down the significance of the situation.
Speaking afterwards at the press conference, Coker was surprised to hear of the backstage drama. He did however admit that Mayhem had repeatedly requested a fight with Diaz, and made it clear that Strikeforce were willing to make it happen in the future, but AFTER Diaz had defended his belt, against either Cyborg Santos, Scott Smith or Paul Daley.
During the conference, Coker addressed a possible Diaz Miller fight:
"It's one thing not to like each other, but if they really want to fight, then we'll put it together."
"That would be a great fight to promote," Coker said. "It's not hard to promote that fight. But we'll see if they really want to do fight in the cage. It's one thing to have them bump in to each other in the hallway and call each other names. But if they really want to fight in the cage, if anybody can put it together, we can put it together."
When asked at what weight the Diaz Miller bout would be at, Coker teasingly added:
"I'll answer that in two weeks."
Source: MMA Junkie