UFC welterweights Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit are only four days removed from their headlining fight at UFC 143 yet for some it may feel like four weeks based on the amount of debate surrounding the closely-contested bout and on-again, off-again nature of a potential rematch between the two. Things appeared to have come to a head on Tuesday night when UFC President Dana White announced Condit-Diaz would be fighting again. However, as life often shows, things are unfortunately not always what they seem.
According to Cesar Gracie, Diaz’s manager/trainer, a second scrap will not happen anytime soon if at all.
Gracie confirmed his belief to both MMAJunkie and MMAWeekly on Wednesday though opted not to give specifics as to his reasoning. White has not commented since his original remarks on the rematch taking place.
Discussion surrounding an immediate re-pairing of the two surfaced shortly after the controversial decision was read on Saturday night. Many viewers felt Diaz had been robbed after actively pursuing a constantly moving Condit while Diaz was so disgusted with the scoring he announced his impromptu retirement from MMA.
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