When Diaz competes in Dream, they should temporarily rename the organization ‘Weed Nap’. Just hours ago, GracieFighter.com broke the news that Nick Diaz will bang against Mach Sakurai at Dream 15 in an non-title fight. Originally, Dream tried to get Marius Zaromskis to put his Dream welterweight belt on the line in a rematch, but apparently Japanese fans would much rather see a Japanese guy fight instead of a dude from Lithuania (and if that’s a surprise, you should probably go sit in the corner for the rest of the day).
Wherever Mach Sakurai is, Ryo Chonan is close by…probably ordering prostitutes to Vinny Magalhaes hotel room. According to MMA Ironman, Ryo Chonan and Mach Sakurai got drunk and started throwing stuff at people at Dream 11. There, now you share something in common with Mach Sakurai. You can’t really say that you’ve defeated Caol Uno in your MMA debut or brag about how you’ve beaten Joachim Hansen, Frank Trigg, Jens Pulver and Shinya Aoki (twice). The only life path you’ve led similar to Mach Sakurai is getting completely drunk, chucking cups of beer at people then laughing immediately afterward.
It’s not known if Diaz vs. Sakurai will headline Dream 15, but we do know that drug testing is essentially non-existent in Japan (which means we don’t have to worry about an athletic commission overturning an impressive win due to trace amounts of THC in a post-fight drug test, damn you Pride 33). [Source]