STOCKTON, Calif. — 2:30 p.m. Update:
The city of Stockton has canceled its annual tree-lighting ceremony where city official were slated to honor professional fighter Nate Diaz with a key to the city. Coordinators say the ceremony will be rescheduled.
The key will now be awarded during Saturday night's Stockton Kings game at the Stockton Arena.
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Renowned professional mixed martial arts fighter Nate Diaz will be awarded a key to the city of Stockton during a Stockton Kings game in his hometown Saturday.
Stockton's Mayor Kevin Lincoln made the announcement on Instagram Friday saying that he will be awarding Diaz the key during the city's "Jolly Stockton Celebration."
Rain prompted city officials to cancel the celebration Saturday afternoon. Instead, the key will be awarded to Diaz during Saturday night's Stockton Kings game which starts at 7 p.m.
The celebration was slated to include a parade, a tree lighting ceremony and a lighted boat parade. The boat parade will still take place.
Diaz, who finished his UFC contract in September by defeating Tony Ferguson in a highly watched Las Vegas match, is a native of Stockton and
Currently a free agent, Diaz teased a possible return to the UFC and to professional fighting in an interview directly following his September victory.
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