Nick Diaz Serious About Boxing, Next Fight May Hinge on Paul Daley

By Damon Martin

Nick Diaz will be making some big career decisions over the next week or two. The reigning Strikeforce welterweight champion is coming off of a win over Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos to close out the month of January, and is already hyped up for a new challenge.

The king of Stockton, Calif., has never been one to back down from challenging himself with a new project. It appears that he’s now ready to move on from doing triathlons to the world of professional boxing.

Diaz has sharpened his hands a great deal over the last few years, and according to his coach and manager Cesar Gracie, they will be making some decisions very soon whether the welterweight champion’s next fight will be MMA or boxing.

“We’re kind of as curious as you guys are to see what the next step is and where things lead. I’m in talks with the boxing people now. I’m in talks with Scott Coker. I’m meeting with them to go over what the possible next step is with Nick and Strikeforce. I’m a fan of the sport too, so I’m kind of excited to see where it’s going to go,” Gracie told MMAWeekly Radio.

The decision may very well fall all in the lap of Strikeforce welterweight challenger Paul Daley. He’s fighting in his home country of England later this month as the headliner of a BAMMA show. If he’s successful, Strikeforce has already promised him the next shot at Diaz.


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