Promoter: Diaz no longer set to box, White insists bout with GSP not set

by John Morgan | source:

The man prepared to promote a Nick Diaz (25-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) boxing contest now says the Strikeforce welterweight champion will not be entering the squared circle anytime soon.

Don Chargin today announced via press release that Diaz has determined it's in his "best interest to focus on his primary combat sport and profession."

Chargin also referenced a potential "opportunity of a lifetime" for Diaz, fueling further speculation of a pending matchup with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC). However, UFC president Dana White continues to insist Diaz is far from UFC-bound.

"We will see," White told ( "There are still a lot of hurdles."

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Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

5/23/11 5:15 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

typical 209 bullshit

The Samurai site profile image  

5/23/11 4:55 PM by The Samurai

Zuffa doesn't want Diaz to box.All the boxers at this level would smash him.Now DFW offered Diaz to fight GSP for a great purse,Diaz doesn't need to box anymore...I'm not even sure Diaz was thinking to box someday.I think Gracie used this argument to negociate the fight against GSP and the amount of the purse. If the fight is going to be announced, i just say "Good Job Gracie".

standupwarrior site profile image  

5/23/11 4:11 PM by standupwarrior

Epic dicktuck

dj_pipes site profile image  

5/23/11 4:08 PM by dj_pipes

Saw this coming from miles away. Dana doesn't want nick boxing. Diaz goes in the ring and boxes and gets smoked just makes it even harder to market Diaz vs gsp. After gsp walks through Diaz then we'll see what mr Diaz will do. He won't be able to shit talk and he'll be free to go box an proceed to get his head boxed in an then fall off the face of the mma scene

JDSFTW site profile image  

5/23/11 3:48 PM by JDSFTW

Lol at anyone thinking he'd actually box

Squared Circle site profile image  

5/23/11 3:47 PM by Squared Circle

Long story short: I still have my dignity.

suess site profile image  

5/23/11 3:47 PM by suess

LOL!  kind of weird they called him "THE" squared circle, though.  must be important.  

goku site profile image  

5/23/11 3:45 PM by goku

it was obvious from the get go....

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

5/23/11 3:44 PM by Chimonos Revenge

the dana has spoken.Made him an offer he couldnt refuse

Old Timey site profile image  

5/23/11 3:44 PM by Old Timey

 LOL  I was gonna say it looks like Dana finally had that talk with him!