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Nate Diaz Signs Extension With UFC

Stockton will be well represented inside the UFC Octagon for the foreseeable future. Nate Diaz’s longtime manager, Cesar Gracie, confirmed the grappler has signed a new four-fight deal with the world’s premier MMA organization.

Gracie informed of the new deal for Nick Diaz’s younger brother – who managed to avoid suspension by the Tennessee Athletic Commission for his role in the April brawl at “Strikeforce: Nashville.”

Because Nate did not have a license to fight in “The Volunteer State,” the commission wasn’t able to penalize him outside of a $7,500 fine.

After competing in the UFC’s lightweight division in his first nine Octagon appearances, Diaz decided that he was sick of having to cut weight year-round and wanted to take a shot at 170-pounds.

His first welterweight bout took place at UFC 111 where he defeated the gritty Rory Markham via a 1stRound TKO in March.

The California native’s next fight is expected to take place at UFC 118 against Marcus Davis.