Many of the fighters on the card were able to find another promotion to work for shortly after Affliction Entertainment's demise. The Renato Sobral vs. Gegard Mousasi bout was moved to Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg for Sobral's Light Heavyweight Title ,  while Jay Hieron fought Jesse Taylor on the same card.  Zuffa also picked up several fighters with the LC Davis vs. Javier Vasquez bout being moved to WEC 42 , the Mark Hominick vs. Deividas Taurosevicius bout being moved to WEC 43 , the Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley bout moved to UFC 104 and Vitor Belfort main eventing UFC 103 . As well Paul Daley, Dan Lauzon, and Rafaello Oliveira have signed contracts with Zuffa. 
Nick went on to face well-traveled veteran Thomas Denny at EliteXC: Unfinished Business in Nick's hometown of Stockton, California . After a sluggish start to the fight, Diaz found his range and dominated Denny during the latter half of the first round.  Diaz continued to keep the fight standing and maintained a high-paced tempo for the remainder of the fight, earning an impressive knockout victory over the veteran Denny 0:30 into round two.  Diaz was rumoured to have a rematch against the current EliteXC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons, airing on CBS October 4, 2008. However, Noons and his camp refused to accept the match. Mark Dion, Noon's manager was quoted as saying, "As far as Nick Diaz, he's not the No. 1 contender out there."  Diaz was scheduled to face Eddie Alvarez for the EliteXC 160 pound title on November 8, 2008 before the company ceased operations.