GracieFighter.com is reporting that Nick Diaz has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with a severe staph infection. According to the article, Diaz contacted the virus a few days before his fight at EliteXC and was admitted to the hospital when he arrived in Las Vegas to watch his brother fight.
“I felt pretty crappy in my match in Hawaii but I figured it was jet lag or maybe something I had eaten the night before. When I left Hawaii the next day I was getting chills and had to be covered with several blankets on the plane but I just kept having cold sweats. By the time I got to Vegas the infection had ballooned up and so I went to the hospital to have it checked out. They admitted me and I’ve been here ever since”.
Diaz last competed at EliteXC: Uprising in Honolulu, Hawaii where he fought and defeated Mike Aina by split decision.