Strikeforce CEO speaks out regarding his former welterweight champion Nick Diaz vacating the belt for a UFC title shot. According to the Strikeforce founder, there is no plans to allow any other champs move over to the UFC.
“When Nick was working his way over to the UFC, we had talks with [manager Cesar Gracie],” Coker told 5thRound. “It was a process. It was a very unique situation because of the boxing allowance – that we allowed him to box. That’s how it ended up working out the way it did.
“The idea was to keep him in MMA, and Nick used that as a little [bargaining] chip.”