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Miss Foxy
05-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Nick Diaz and his desire to box may in fact become a reality, as MMAmania.com has reported that former IBF super

middleweight champion, Jeff Lacy, has put pen to paper and has signed to box Diaz this year.



From the Official Press Release:

A few moments ago, former IBF super-middleweight champion & devastating knockout artist, Jeff "Left Hook"

Lacy, officially signed on the dotted line to square off against Diaz in the Fall of 2011.



Lacy possesses the type of dangerous punching power in both hands that can end the double digit win

streak of the rugged Northern California champion. Don Chargin states, "This is a very dangerous fight for both

men. Not only is this fight dangerous but stylistically it is very intriguing. I expected more resistance from fight

fans and media in regards to this match-up but its amazing as to the hundreds of calls and e-mails I've

received from fans on both sides wanting to see this match-up take place. I've received more than a few

inquiries from some other very high-profile boxers that want to step up and fight Nick. Its been a

real whirlwind."



Chargin continues, "I've been around boxing for quite some time and I've seen a lot of great, tough fighters in

my six decades within the sport. I believe that if Nick had been one of those kids who had picked

up boxing from a youth, he'd undoubtedly be a world-champion today. Sometime within the next 2 weeks I'll

be personally making the trek to Cesar Gracies gym to setup a private, closed door sparring session between

Nick and a few nameless top-level contenders I have in mind."



For months now, rumors have run rampant about Nick's future in combat sports, and whether he would actually take his

game to the boxing ring. Even this week, coming out of UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields, much of the talk has been in

regards to Dana White meeting with Diaz about a potential inter-promotional showdown between Diaz and the UFC

welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, with hopes of talking him out of taking boxing matches. So is it going to be

Nick Diaz vs. Jeff Lacy in the boxing ring, or GSP vs. Nick Diaz in the octagon? The Strikeforce welterweight champion

seems to have many options, but who will he ultimately choose?

Miss Foxy
05-06-2011, 08:34 PM
Good luck Nick..Whichever sport your in I will gladly root and stay your fan!!

rockdawg21
05-06-2011, 08:48 PM
KO rd 3, Jeff Lacy.

Miss Foxy
05-06-2011, 08:50 PM
KO rd 3, Jeff Lacy.

I am impressed you gave him at least to the 3rd round!! woot woot!! :w00t:

rockdawg21
05-06-2011, 08:58 PM
I am impressed you gave him at least to the 3rd round!! woot woot!! :w00t:
I thought about shooting for the 1st round, but figured he'll get some pure boxing training in there an that will help enough to get him out of the first 2 rounds. Ultimately, Jeff Lacy is going to murder Nick Diaz. He should start much smaller.

Miss Foxy
05-06-2011, 09:01 PM
I thought about shooting for the 1st round, but figured he'll get some pure boxing training in there an that will help enough to get him out of the first 2 rounds. Ultimately, Jeff Lacy is going to murder Nick Diaz. He should start much smaller.

Word! But the way he probably thinks is go balls out!! Shoot big! Either way he's going to have some nice pocket money and I am glad he has the guts to do this! I hope a lot of mma fans that hate boxing can watch and realize it ain't so bad!! (boxing) that is.

rockdawg21
05-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Word! But the way he probably thinks is go balls out!! Shoot big! Either way he's going to have some nice pocket money and I am glad he has the guts to do this! I hope a lot of mma fans that hate boxing can watch and realize it ain't so bad!! (boxing) that is.
I agree, if money is the motivation, there you go, haha!
This will just start Floyd Mayweather running his mouth about how much better boxers are than MMA fighters. Of course, he still wouldn't have the balls to step into the cage when Dana issues the challenge to him again. :laugh:

rearnakedchoke
05-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Diaz via gogoplata in the 1st

rockdawg21
05-06-2011, 09:19 PM
Diaz via gogoplata in the 1st
Is that a move created by this guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxl4O6tEKHw

rearnakedchoke
05-06-2011, 09:26 PM
Is that a move created by this guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxl4O6tEKHw

yup .. that's the dude right there ...

Miss Foxy
05-06-2011, 10:38 PM
**The plot thickens**

In a report coming out of mmaweekly.com, it would appear as if the Strikeforce welterweight champion is ready to put a halt to his boxing aspirations if the UFC is willing to step up and give him a bout with GSP.

Earlier today we announced that Jeff Lacey has signed on the dotted line to face Nick Diaz however it is the Diaz camp that still has to put pen to paper and get the deal finalized.

While, the Strikeforce champs contract allows for his combat sports crossover into boxing, it would appear as if Diaz still has his eyes set on MMA domination. As told to mmaweekly.com today after the announcement of Lacey’s executed bout agreement, Cesar Gracie said…

“Yes,” Gracie answered when asked if Diaz will sign on to face Lacy. “Unless GSP is offered up as a sacrifice, Nick will fight Lacy.”

The pressure now lies on the UFC’s matchmaking department. Having previously said they will not do any cross-promotional fights with Strikeforce, it is unknown how or if they are going to make a champion vs. champion super-fight to keep one of their biggest stars focused on the sport they promote and out of the realm of boxing.

VCURamFan
05-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Here's an article discussing Nick's recent sparring match with Andre Ward:


Nick Diaz spars with Andre Ward ... so how did he do?

http://cdn3.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/1225660/nick-diaz-busted_large.jpg

He did good! Well, sort of. I think.

Strikeforce (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/promotion/strikeforce) Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz (http://www.sbnation.com/mma/fighter/122575/nick-diaz) is working diligently to prepare for an upcoming boxing match against former Super Middleweight Champion Jeff Lacy, who agreed to welcome Diaz to the "sweet science" later this year (http://www.mmamania.com/2011/5/6/2157588/jeff-lacy-signs-to-fight-nick-diaz-in-boxing-match-in-late-2011).

To help get his hands up to snuff, the wily Stockton slugger is mixing it up with current WBA Super Middleweight Champion and Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward, who shares his experience of working with Diaz in a recent conversation with ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/blog/mma/post/_/id/1756/boxing-champ-ward-shares-thoughts-on-diaz).

"Nick has good hands, some of the best hands in MMA. But professional boxing is totally different. Totally different. I can’t really talk about [how he did]. That’s something fighter’s don’t reveal out of respect for each other. It was good work though. He’s a southpaw and he just keeps on coming. It’s definitely good work."

Sounds like Nick's a good workout. But is he a good boxer?

Diaz, who recently scored an improbable come-from-behind victory via first round technical knockout over British striker Paul "Semtex" Daley back on April 9, has been vocal about finding new challenges outside the Strikeforce (http://www.mmamania.com/2011/5/mma/promotion/strikeforce) promotion.

The Stockton, Calif., native is riding a 10-fight win streak and has finished all but one of his opponents in dominating fashion. Coach Cesar Gracie even told HDNet that Diaz has a "re-worked" contract that allows him to dabble in the sport of boxing (http://www.mmamania.com/2011/4/15/2113585/report-promoter-gunning-for-nick-diaz-vs-sergio-martinez-boxing-match), where you don't have to worry about takedowns or lay 'n pray.

If Diaz gets crushed in the "sweet science," expect a hasty return to the cage. But will he be stuck in San Jose until the Showtime contract expires? Or can Zuffa finagle a UFC return? And who would Diaz fight if it could?


NOTE: Everything within the quotes is from the article. I didn't pick the pic, Foxy. Please don't murder me!! :ninja:

Miss Foxy
05-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Here's an article discussing Nick's recent sparring match with Andre Ward:



NOTE: Everything within the quotes is from the article. I didn't pick the pic, Foxy. Please don't murder me!! :ninja:

Lol. Good read thanks for the story!