You read that correctly, Cesar Gracie has said in the past that it was becoming an increasingly difficult task to run his own academy while also managing the careers of both fighters who have been like sons to Gracie since they walked into his academy in their teens.

According to a report by Ariel Helwani made on Fuel TV's "UFC Tonight" the younger Diaz of the two brothers has decided to employ Mike Kogan to take over managerial duties.

Kogan is the head of Real Talk Entertainment and represents UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson, former Strikeforce Light-heavyweight champion Muhammad Lawal and many others.

Neither Diaz nor Gracie or even Kogan would comment on the matter, but close sources claim the news to be accurate.

Apparently Diaz will continue to fight and train under Cesar Gracie as well as the rest of the roster of Gracie academy fighters and friends, regardless of the management change.

Diaz will face former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California at the next UFC on Fox 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez" on April 20, 2013.