Nate’s bother Nick gained huge worldwide fame after submitting Gomi with a gogoplata in PRIDE. At that time Gomi was considered among the top lightweights in the world. That fight was later ruled a no contest after Diaz tested positive for Marijuana.
UFC President Dana White,
â€œVerbal agreements are in for an explosive lightweight matchup, as the â€œFireball Kidâ€ Takanori Gomi takes on Nate Diaz at UFC 135 … Gomi had an amazing battle with Nick Diaz in PRIDE and is looking for some payback against his brother.â€