Like he usually does, Nick Diaz has caused quite a stir.
When the kid from Stockton bolted for the UFC for a monster fight against Georges St. Pierre, he left behind his Strikeforce welterweight championship, one the San Jose based promotion hasn't quite figured out what to do with.
Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley last night (July 30) in Hoffman Estates, Illinois was thought to determine one of the contenders to fight for said vacant title and apparently, it did.
But as it turns out, another fight from last night's event may have also determined the other half of that championship fight. Tarec Saffiedine pasted Scott Smith for three rounds and in the process likely earned himself both a rematch with Woodley and a 170-pound title shot.
Here's what Scott Coker said at the post-fight press conference:
"That's something that we're going to go back to the office and have a conversation internally. But I would think that Tyron and Tarec are going to be the frontrunners for that vacant title when it does happen."
It's a curious decision, if it does in fact come to be. After all, Woodley already handily defeated Saffiedine on Jan. 7 earlier this year.
And it's not like that fight was a barnburner.
Then again, the state of the Strikeforce title picture in every division is so muddled and wacky that it's not inconceivable that a new welterweight champion will never be crowned.
If they put together this fight, though, are you interested?