Lacy wants to put his fist in Diaz's mouth


Last week on HDNet’s “Inside MMA Cesar Gracie and student Nick Diaz stated that Diaz was uncertain about his MMA future, and wanted to try his hand and professional boxing, naming Fernando Vargas as a likely opponent. They went so far as to say that they had signed the confract and were jsut waiting for Vargas's signature to seal the deal.

That fell through, reportedlty due to a medical issue on Vargas's part, and a new name came up, former International Boxing Federation super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy. Jeff Lacy knew nothing about the match up, learning of it only when it appeared in the newspaper USA Today.

“Honestly, I was a little stunned,” Lacy stated. “Nick has accomplished a great deal in mixed martial arts and is certainly one of the best in the sport, but getting in the ring with me for a boxing match is a path he needs to be very wary of taking. I’m willing to put it all on the line anytime, anywhere!”

“For the right price, I’m more than interested in heading to his turf and put my fist in his mouth and silencing him."

“In my opinion, Nick Diaz has the best boxing/striking skills in the MMA game today,” said Lacy’s manager, Joey Gilbert. “I’d love to see this fight take place in northern California, or... in Reno, Nev. Nick has a lot of fans around here.”

BloodyElbow reached out to Lacy's camp and asked what the purse split might look like? "As far as a purse goes, both men are accomplished fighters and champions, that is something we will have to sit down and negotiate. Caesar Gracie is a gentleman and knows the fight business, so I'm fairly certain neither he nor I will become the impasse should talks gain traction ... Having not spoken to my client or anyone from Nick’s camp I think it would be irresponsible of me to pre-set terms, but if you’re asking me if I think (a 50/50 purse split) is fair, I certainly do ... Who knows, maybe I seek counsel from Mr. Dana White.. he sure seems to have all the right answers lately…"

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ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

4/20/11 2:26 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 better mouth than ass: Lacy wants to put his fist in Diaz's mouth

bsrizpac site profile image  

4/20/11 2:02 PM by bsrizpac

This is because MMA fans are very arrogant about their sport and look down on component sports. This has been the case for a long time and only heightened with dipshits like Dana White selling this idea to the masses.I agree with what you're saying and it should be obvious but I guess it isn't.

PJ Benn Fan site profile image  

4/20/11 12:05 PM by PJ Benn Fan

I have always liked Lacy but I am also a big fan of Diaz. But MMA fans in general overestimate the individual skillsets of MMA fighters. Beating the shit out of KJ Noons or Scott Smith means shit when you are boxing against a guy who is/was a top 50 in Ring (or other respected outlet) rankings! People also forget that a high ranked boxer has most likely been boxing for 20-25 years. By the time they turn pro they have fought upwards of 100 times as an amatuer. Like I said Lacy will forget more than Nick Diaz will ever know about throwing hands.  

bsrizpac site profile image  

4/20/11 11:43 AM by bsrizpac

THIS.And I'm not exactly a fan of Lacy either.

PJ Benn Fan site profile image  

4/20/11 9:10 AM by PJ Benn Fan

Lacy will forget more about boxing than Diaz will ever know. He would embarrass Nick badly. And I am a Diaz fan!

bsrizpac site profile image  

4/20/11 9:02 AM by bsrizpac

I thought his brother was scum. What did Lacy do?

bsrizpac site profile image  

4/20/11 9:02 AM by bsrizpac

I thought his brother was scum. What did Lacy do?

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

4/20/11 6:29 AM by WRESTLENOW

Lacy is a filthy gang member and i hope that nothing good comes his way.

PoundforPound site profile image  

4/20/11 5:17 AM by PoundforPound

Boxing doesn't funnel all the money to Dana White first and to the fighters second.

MentalRage site profile image  

4/19/11 4:39 PM by MentalRage

Diaz will get destroyed