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Olympic Gold Medalist Signed to the UFC, Brown Misses Weight for Potential “FOTY” and The UFC Re-Signs Nick Diaz

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Dana White and the UFC have again come to terms with MMA badboy of Stockton, California, Nick Diaz (26-9-1) on a 3-fight contract.

Nick had rode an 11 fight win streak from ’08 to ’11 including winning and defending the Strikeforce Welterweight Title 3 times and defeating UFC Lightweight pioneer, BJ Penn when Diaz returned to the UFC.

Diaz then dropped two 5 round title decisions to Carlos Condit and GSP respectively.

On his 1 year hiatus from the octagon, Nick suggested via twitter that a fight between him and Silva would be ideal.

Who can disagree? 2 fighters on a 2 fight losing streak, yet the PPV numbers or ratings via Fox would be through the roof.

As Triple H would say, “It’s what’s best for business.”

What’s not best for business as a fighter is missing weight.

But on Friday a day before what many speculate to be the “Fight of the Year” between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and “The Immortal” Matt Brown, Brown missed weight by a pound and a half.

But that was just the beginning.

As per UFC ruling a fighter is granted a 2 hour long grace period to lose however excess of pounds they have.

The California State Athletic Commission doesn’t.

So Dana White had a little talk with the commission because White had mentioned to Ariel Helwani earlier that Matt planned on making the weight in the alotted time.

“How can you fine a fighter that is willing to cut the weight but not give him time to?” was the definitive bargaining chip in relinquishing Brown of the fine.

Regardless of the fine, White made mention that this would have zero effect on the “Number 1 Contender” status of the fight.

One considered to have a major effect on the UFC flyweight division is Henry Cejudo (5-0), a 2008 olympic gold-medalist who has made a name for himself in Legacy FC where he went undefeated.

Henry was signed via UFC.com and already has a bout lined up for him.

Scott Jorgensen (14-8) just snapped a 3-fight losing streak to gain a unanimous decision victory over Danny Martinez at UFC Fight Night 42.

Don’t sleep on Scott, because Scotty does know how to push former UFC/WEC champions to their limits.

He has taken Renan Barao, Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz to the 3rd round in all of their encounters. Jorgensen also holds a victory over Takeya Mizugaki who will welcome the former UFC Bantamweight Champion, Cruz back to the cage in late September.

Before that Jorgensen will welcome Cejudo to the  UFC at the 177th installment on August 30th.

 

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.