The EliteXC June 14 show in Honolulu, Hawaii, got a little sweeter today with the addition of Nick Diaz and Muhsin Corbbrey, according to FiveOuncesOfPain.com.
The two were originally scheduled to fight in April at a show in Hawaii, but the show ended up being canceled. Diaz was then switched to the March 29 EliteXC/Strikeforce co-promoted event in San Jose where he was given a different opponent (Jae Suk Lin).
That fight, however, also never went through for Diaz, which may or may not have had something to do with his medical marijuana card in California. Either way, he's now back to fighting Corbbrey in Hawaii, only this time it's on a much bigger show with a much better card.
Corbbrey is a fiery competitor and a well rounded fighter. He's won both fights for the organization and has an impressive overall record (7-2), but he's not a huge named opponent for Diaz.
"Diablo" should -- on paper -- win this one if he plays his cards right, putting him in position to fight the winner of the lightweight title fight taking place that same night between division champion, KJ Noons, and Yves Edwards.
Noons won the vacant title back in November by defeating Diaz with a technical knockout (cuts). Diaz has since had surgery to repair the scar tissue that caused those cuts and is salivating for a rematch.
He'll have to take care of business first against Corbbrey. Not to mention Noons has a tough out himself that night with Edwards -- he seems reborn after a terrible stretch during which he lost five of six fights.
Drew Fickett and Jake Shields are also slated to square off in the main event that night to determine the first welterweight champion in EliteXC history.
Two title bouts and a Nick Diaz fight ... count me in.