Report: Nick Diaz is starting his own MMA promotion (updated)

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Rumors are surfacing that Nick Diaz is starting his own Stockton based MMA promotion.

Apparently Nick Diaz's plans for his second retirement don't revolve around waiting for the phone to ring, nor do they involve stepping out of fighting entirely. Reports are surfacing, and rumors are buzzing, that the Stockton based fighter is looking to start his own War Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in the 209.

Most of the buzz is focused on this domain name purchase, but reliable sources are affirming that this is more fact that fiction. After my initial surprise, I have to say there may be some sense in this. It takes a certain kind of crazy to run an MMA promotion, and Nick certainly has the sort of attitude that people would pay to see, regardless of who actually fights for him. If he can get someone to run the business ins and outs (keep the plates spinning) then I could see a certain strange magic in the idea.

At the moment, however, it's just a domain name and the promise of a website. It may be months before any actual announcement is made, if it's made at all. In the meantime, we'll be sure to keep you posted if and when more information becomes available.

UPDATE: MMAjunkie reports that the California State Athletic Commission has confirmed Nick Diaz's application with the state to start the War MMA fight promotion. The application process is expected to take some time, but Nick has already passed required background checks.


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