Older Diaz returning to Japan
In the Chinese fire drill of EliteXC's talent division since its closure last Monday, fighter managers are taking the legal reigns to free their clients.
The clause in EliteXC's contract, as reported by
Gracie said he is already making plans for Diaz's next fight. The 25-year-old fighter has an existing clause in his contract allowing him to compete in Japan as long as it doesn't interfere with his EliteXC duties.
"We're not doing anything wrong if he fights in Japan," Gracie said. "As far as him fighting in the U.S., then the 30 day thing (applies)."
Gracie said representatives from Dream and Sengoku had approached him about using Diaz. Dream's parent company, Fight Entertainment Group, is planning a K-1 Dynamite! event for New Year's Eve, while Sengoku 7 is scheduled for Jan. 4.
"We'll be on one of those two cards," Gracie said.
As for Shields, UFC President