Nick Diaz has long been regarded as one of the best boxers in MMA, and the outspoken fighter is willing to make a run in boxing, if someone can make it happen.
Since Diaz recently completed an 18 month suspension, due to a positive test for marijuana, there’s been no shortage of speculation as to when and who he’ll fight next. New welterweight champ Tyron Woodley called him out, but Diaz doesn’t appear to be interested in that fight, unless the UFC brings some serious cash. There’s also been talk about a rematch with Robbie Lawler, but here again, Diaz doesn’t seem to be overly interested.
Well, recently ES News caught up with Diaz, and the latter was asked about making a run in boxing. As any combat sports fan knows, top tier boxers can make some serious, serious cash. Here is what Diaz had to say (quote via MMA Mania.com):
“You gotta talk to Dana White,” said Diaz. “Get one of these guys to buy my contract or something and we can make a run but of course, I’m with the UFC so I can’t. I’m not doing no fights this year unless somebody wants to negotiate something. But otherwise, hey yeah, like I said, these guys buy my contract we’ll be fighting out here all day. Everybody gets paid, we’re happy.”
Now we all know that the chances of the UFC selling Diaz’s contract out are slim and none. And there’s little chance the promotion would allow him to take a boxing bout or two.
It’s also interesting / unfortunate to hear that Diaz doesn’t see a fight happening this year…Hopefully something gets worked out and 2016 won’t conclude without a Nick Diaz scrap.