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Nick Diaz Wishes He'd Stuck to Boxing Plans   [View Full Version]
FastKnockout » Posted 9/24/10 8:39:00PM

Nick Diaz's chance to come to the UFC was a move made seemingly as much to provide Georges St. Pierre with a new, marketable challenger as it was to prevent him from following through on his Strikeforce contract which allowed him to take a pro boxing match. Diaz had a deal worked out with the well faded (and frankly never all that good) Jeff Lacy which was being shopped to different pay-per-view distributors but the UFC brought him in and gave him the shot at GSP's title.

Diaz no-showed press events and got bumped down to the co-main event to fight B.J. Penn.

Nick is now telling MMA Fighting that he regrets his decision to skip out on his boxing opportunity:

"I would have gone back to boxing," Diaz said. "If I had my chance to do it over again, I would go back to the boxing contract. It would have paid me more money, and I would have took my punches win or lose, and just do my job, fight and get paid."


prophecy033 » Posted 7/4/07 4:41:00AM

I'm starting to wish he had stuck to boxing too. It seems like he just wants to create problems.


airkerma » Posted 1/6/10 12:05:00PM

Well you're still going to take punches, win or lose and with less complaining a win could propel him to a title shot and the pay day gets even higher. Why now, just days before his fight? Is he expecting to lose? Time to put the house on Penn...


Theoutlaw08 » Posted 3/23/11 3:38:00PM

I wish he would have stuck to being a nothing. I am sick of this dude trying to stir the pot.

Shawn91111 » Posted 9/21/07 2:56:00AM

Well you know Nick there are like press events and stuff in boxing as well.

On the comeback trail

Dberntson » Posted 6/16/09 12:09:00PM

He should be regretting not showing up to the UFC 137 press conferences, not boxing. Diaz is delusional. Overall he will likely make money with the UFC. He will probably make as much money with the Penn fight as with his boxing fight, if you include endorsements. If he would have went to the press conferences, he would have made a heck of a lot more money fighting GSP. Being able to pay attorneys $100,000 + in fees (which isnt that much in the business world), means he is making a lot of money. Its a problem a lot of us wouldnt mind having. He needs to quit playing a victim and take responsibility for his actions.

jjeans » Posted 9/2/09 6:06:00AM

Posted by Dberntson

He should be regretting not showing up to the UFC 137 press conference.


You wrote to much.

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