Nick Diaz’s hotly rumored boxing match against Jeff Lacey has officially been nixed. Don Chargin, the man that was set to promote the crossover scrap, issued a press release Monday stating the Strikeforce welterweight champion may have some much bigger fish to fry in the very near future.
“Nick is a good kid and a very exciting fighter. Right now, he has an opportunity of a lifetime as it pertains to his MMA career,” Chargin stated. “While I don’t doubt that Nick and his team were serious about taking the big step into boxing, it only makes sense for him to finish what he started and see how far he can go in MMA before he does anything in boxing.
“It’s all about timing. … We began these discussions over two years ago, and nobody would have imagined the type of demand that there currently is for Nick as a mixed martial artist.”
This past Friday, it was reported a super-fight between Diaz and UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre was on the horizon. The 170-pound title unification bout will reportedly take place December 10th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
According to MMAWeekly, an official announcement regarding the first ever UFC vs. Strikeforce scrap could come as early as this week. However, the world’s premier mixed martial arts show hasn’t made a peep regarding the blockbuster bout.