Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Mike Chiappetta  |  Last updated 11/11/13
For a time, Nate Diaz spoke about bowing out of the Nov. 30 Ultimate Fighter Finale event in favor of his 10-year high school reunion. As it turns out, choosing the future over the past was the right decision for Diaz, whose fight with Gray Maynard has been bumped to headliner status after several changes in the UFC calendar. Diaz-Maynard II replaces the originally intended main event of Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez, a flyweight title match which has been shifted to Dec. 14 in order to headline that show. The fight, first reported on Sunday's edition of FOX Sports Live , will be contested as a three-rounder as a concession to the limited preparation time remaining. That move was necessitated by a knee injury to lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, who was forced out of a match with Josh Thomson. Got all that? Want more confusion? Officially, this will the second match between Diaz and Maynard, although it will be the third time they fight. The first came season five o...
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