It wouldn't be a Nick Diaz fight week without a bit of uncertainty would it? Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler will now be contested at 185 pounds — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler now a middleweight fight
It simply would not be a Nick Diaz fight week if the week went smoothly.
After last night's episode of Dana White's Contender Series, White confirmed that Diaz and his team had requested for his fight this upcoming weekend against Robbie Lawler to be changed from a welterweight bout to a middleweight bout.
The bout was originally signed a scheduled as a 5-round welterweight fight but that has now been changed.
Here is what White had to say.
Dana White says Nick Diaz's team wants Saturday's Robbie Lawler rematch changed to middleweight.— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) September 22, 2021
"Robbie wants to talk to me about this whole thing."#UFC266 Full video: https://t.co/Cvwq8mE6Zn pic.twitter.com/5T7yBpsL9b
It was then confirmed shortly after that the bout had officially been switched from a welterweight fight to a middleweight fight. Even though the weight class has changed, the fight still remains as a 5-round bout.
The #UFC266 rematch between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler will now take place at middleweight rather than at 170lbs.— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 22, 2021
It will stay as a five-round fight.
(As reported by @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/HdbXWHtr53
So far, there have been no reasons given as to why Diaz and his team wanted the weight change but no doubt he will be asked a lot of questions on the subject in tomorrow's pre-fight press conference (if he turns up.)
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Happy Birthday Bryan!
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