The grudge match people have been waiting to see might finally happen in 2011. In a recent interview with MMA Weekly, Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker revealed he is definitely interesting in making a fight between Welterweight champ Nick Diaz and always entertaining Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
“It’s something that we’re definitely looking at. You have to look at it from all different angles. Would it be a fun fight to promote? Sure. I think we should wait until the beginning of the year, and let’s have another conversation on that because with Miller and Diaz I just couldn’t imagine the extra security that I’d probably need to get to make that fight happen.”
Scott Coker hinted that both men will probably have one more fight before they meet inside the cage:
“Nick, he could also fight some Catchweight fights. I think there’s some fights ahead of him that we would love to promote. He just came off a pretty brutal fight with K.J., so let him rest till the beginning of the year, and we can start having conversations about his next opponent, maybe the turning of 2011.
For Mayhem, we’ve got some great fights for him ahead. We’re going to promote all those fights. I saw him fight in Japan against Sakuraba, I was pretty impressed. I think he’s getting better and better with every fight.”