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Nate Diaz–An Unfinished Business at Lightweight, A Future at Welterweight

Written on September 01, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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Ultimate Fighting Championship Nate Diaz has it hanging in the lightweight division--he still wants to avenge his losses in the weight division.

After a two-time winning streak over at 170 pounds, Diaz’ trainer and manager Cesar Gracie thinks he should remain where he is. “I think his future is at 170, whether it be now or a couple of years from now,” Gracie muses.

The “Ultimate Fighter 5″ champ was on a roll four times in the before he hit a dead end. He incurred three decision losses to some of the dominant fighters of the welterweight division, namely, Joe Stevenson, Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. The latest had been rumored to be a top contender’s bout, but the shot was given to Frankie Edgar, who then took the belt from B.J. Penn at the 112.

Diaz weighed in 175 pounds this past Saturday, the typical weight from which UFC lightweights start their cut.

His manager is hopeful that Diaz will work his way down that road. He said, “Nate probably will go back down to 155. I think it’s just with him, he feels like he has unfinished business there. But I thought it would be a good break for his body to go to 170 and fight some of these tough guys there.”

And after the fighter makes up his mind, we will just have to see who gets to fight him in a welterweight matchup.

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