Coach: Nick Diaz to quit MMA and box Fernando Vargas?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nick Diaz:
“They don’t have anybody else for me to fight now. I’m better than all these guys they have. The guys they have ranked above me, I’m sure they don’t want to fight me. I don’t see much of a future in this sport for me. Especially if there’s not a whole shitload of money going on. I’m signed into some contract that I don’t know anything about. I don’t know anything about that shit, I got a manager.

“All I know is that my life’s a living hell, full of training, grueling exercise, training everyday, cater to everybody else and not worry about myself sort of thing.”

Cesar Gracie:
“We’re looking at a big name (in boxing). We’re looking at some guys (with) name recognition. Maybe not the top guy in the world necessarily but someone that the public knows. I’d love Vargas to get in there with him, Fernando Vargas. They’ve contacted him and he’s very interested. We’ve actually signed on the dotted line for that fight ourselves, and we’re waiting for him now. It’s on already, we’ve already signed for it. We’re looking at September, October for something like that and we’re just waiting for their camp now.”