While Nate Diaz is busy preparing for his rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 202 on Aug. 20, Nick Diaz is making plans to return to combat sports. Remember, the 33-year-old veteran has been serving an 18-month suspension dating back to his UFC 183 tilt with the great Anderson Silva.
Well, Diaz's suspension is over and the high-profile contender is looking to get back into action. But if Diaz is unable to come to terms with Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and lock down a meaningful bout, the Stockton striker has no problem taking his talents to the boxing ring.
"You gotta talk to Dana White," said Diaz when asked about his future boxing plans in a recent interview with ES News (shown above). "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."
Diaz is certainly more equipped to contend for a mixed martial arts championship than he is a boxing title, but the former Strikeforce Welterweight king would be capable of finding some success in the squared circle. At the very least, Diaz could land a significant payday as a boxer if contract negotiations with UFC go south.
Stick with Mania as more information regarding Diaz's comeback becomes available.