Nate Diaz Sidelined for 2008

Initially hoping to have a fight against Clay Guida in December, Gracie Fighter Nate Diaz looks to be sitting out the rest of this year.

According to, his manager’s website, the planned showdown with Guida was never completed due to a foot injury that Guida sustained in his fight with Mac Danzing at UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Neb.

With most of the other contending lightweights in the UFC already scheduled out for the remainder of the year, it’s likely that Diaz won’t have his next bout until Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas, where Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn headline UFC 94.

Diaz most recently competed on the same card as Guida. He defeated Midwest fighter Josh Neer in the main event, scoring a tough split decision victory.