by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
(Reporting by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com)
Clearly establishing himself as a fan favorite in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for his aggressive style and tenacity, Clay Guida’s fan base apparently extends to his bosses. Guida informed MMAWeekly.com that he has signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC. His first bout on the new deal will be Ultimate Fighter winner Nate Diaz.
The two will meet on the undercard of the UFC 94 Super Bowl weekend fight card featuring a main event mega-fight as Georges St. Pierre defends his welterweight championship against UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn. The bout was first mentioned by GracieFighter.com, a web site owned and operated by Diaz’ trainer Cesar Gracie.
Despite a rough 2-3 start to his Octagon career, Guida was exciting enough for the UFC brass to keep bringing him back. He is now in the midst of a two-fight winning streak, including a unanimous decision victory over Ultimate Fighter season six winner Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Neb. He’ll now get a shot at season five winner Diaz.
Diaz last saw action at the same UFC Fight Night 15 event, where he eked out the toughest victory of his UFC tenure. He fought a back-and-forth battle with tough Midwest fighter Josh Neer, earning a split decision victory. Diaz holds a professional record of 10-2 and is currently riding a five-fight winning streak.