Diaz weighed-in a bit too heavy ahead of his clash against Rojas
Immediately after suffering his first career defeat against Gary Russell, Diaz was quickly placed back in a title fight against WBA champion Jesus Rojas.
Unfortunately, at the weigh-in, he came in 0.6 pounds over the limit of 126. The fight is still on. However, since Diaz was unable to shed the extra weight, he will be ineligible to be champion if he wins.
This comes as an unfortunate surprise, as Diaz has always made weight.
While this fight is sure to give us fireworks, its luster will suffer from it no longer being a title fight.
Diaz has to be very disappointed in himself. Since losing to Russell, he has avowed his focus on becoming a champion.
If he’s going to realize that goal, it appears it may have to happen in a new weight class.
By: Jerrell Fletcher