At the main event of UFC on FOX 5, Nate Diaz will try to bring the gold home to Stockton, California. He will face off against UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson in a five round battle in Seattle, Washington.
On Monday afternoon, Diaz’s trainer, Cesar Gracie took to Twitter to reveal who would be in his corner at UFC on FOX 5.
Cornering @NateDiaz209 will be @nickdiaz209 @GilbertMelendez @richardperez209 and myself
His corner are some of the best in the business. Nate’s brother Nick is the former WEC and Strikeforce champ and is widely considered the number one contender in the UFC Welterweight division.
Gilbert Melendez is the current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and is currently riding an eight fight winning streak. He was expected to face-off against Pat Healy in the final Strikeforce event in January, but fell off the card due to injury.
Richard Perez has turned the Diaz brothers into some of the best boxers in the sport of MMA.
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