Nick Diaz Out of DREAM 5, Fighting On EliteXC CBS In Stockton?

Nick Diaz on CBS

EliteXC President Gary Shaw has requested that Nick Diaz not fight Hayato “Mach” Sakurai at the upcoming DREAM 5 show in Japan, stating “Big things coming”.

“EliteXC has some really big plans for Nick Diaz and having him fight for DREAM is something we’re open to anytime, but right now…there’s some big things coming in the next few months for Nick with EliteXC.”

“These upcoming months are some real telling months for Nick and Nick just came of the injury in his fight with (Noons),”

“There’s some interesting things out there for Nick right now with Elite; some big things being discussed. You’ve got KJ Noons, Eddie Alvarez and the rest of the 160 pound division.”

Several message board readers are posting a this banner which indicates that the CBS “EliteXC Unfinished Business” on July 26 could possibly take place in Diaz home town of Stockton California.

  • Could Diaz get his long awaited rematch with KJ Noons?
  • Would EliteXC and CBS dare to put the always colorful and classy Nick Diaz on national television?
  • Could they risk having Nick Diaz bleed out on CBS?

Stay tune to for the latest updates on EliteXC “Unfinished Business”

Nick Diaz to Face Hayato “Mach” Sakurai for DREAM Belt

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Following his dominating performance over the former welterweight King of Pancrase Katsuya Inoue, Nick Diaz will take on Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (30-7-2) for the DREAM welterweight belt at on July 21 at DREAM 5 in Osaka, Japan.

Legendary Japanese Mixed Martial Artist and former pro wrestler, Sakurai has defeated the likes of Mac Danzig, Jens Pulver, Frank Trigg, AokiShinya Aoki, Joachim Hansen and Caol Uno. Sakurai latest win came at DREAM 1 as he defeated Hidetaka Monma by TKO (Strikes) in the first round.

The winner of the fight will take home the first ever DREAM welterweight belt.

DREAM 1 Videos

Andre Dida vs Eddie Alvarez

Mirko Cro cop vs Tatsuya Mizuno

Gesias Calvancante vs. Shinya Aoki

Hayato Sakurai vs Hidetaka Monma

Joachim Hansen vs Koutetsu Boku