Saturday, January 20, 2007

Nick Diaz, Jake Shields courted by other MMA organizations

As may have been expected after the postponement of the Gracie Fighting Championships, other promotions are eager to get their hands on some of the fighters. The FightWorks Podcast has learned that two fighters from Cesar Gracie's camp are being courted by other organizations. In addition to Nick Diaz being wooed by EliteFC, as was reported earlier this week, Jake Shields is being offered a contract with BodogFight, the newly formed promotion owned by Calvin Ayre, the gambling magnate. Diaz is also reportedly an object of Pride's attention, so it remains to be seen if the claim by Gary Shaw that he was coming to EliteFC is in cement or not. Diaz recently expressed interest in fighting for Pride on a recent episode of Sherdog's radio show, Beatdown (iTunes link).

Final details will likely be revealed shortly, as it's unlikely that the two fighters will remain sidelined for very long during a time when they're so valued.


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