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Nick Diaz Starting Own MMA Promotion?

Mar 15, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Nick Diaz and his entourage make their way to the stage during the weight-in for UFC 158 at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

UFC welterweight Nick Diaz claims that he has retired from fighting, but it doesn’t look like he is ready to step away from the sport just yet. Rumors are beginning to surface that Diaz could be in the process of starting up his own mixed martial arts promotion based out of his hometown of Stockton, California.

How did the rumors begin? It all started today with the purchase of a domain name ( and this Twitter account.

There is also this logo that has been attached to both accounts:

Of course, if the rumor is true, it will likely be a number of months before anything would develop.

Then there is the fact that Diaz has almost no real business experience, so we have to wonder how successful Diaz could really be running a promotion. In order for this plan to succeed, Diaz would need to hire a business guy to run the ins and outs of the business.

On the plus side, Diaz has the type of personality that a number of fighters would be attracted to. He wouldn’t have to work hard to get guys to fight under his banner and he could fight his own battles in the cage.

These rumors are just beginning to surface, so be sure to stay tuned as more information becomes available.

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