Nick Diaz: Tell Roy Jones Jr to buy out my MMA contract
NIck Diaz was in Vegas over the weekend for the Pacquiao fight, and spoke with Marcos Villegas about competing in boxing and in the UFC.
Diaz is currently at an impasse with the UFC. Already under contract, Diaz wants $500,000 to fight, or a title shot, and he wants to box Roy Jones Jr. The UFC apparently does not feel any of those three are to its advantage.
“If I could get somebody to buy my contract out from the UFC, I'd be fighting too out here [boxing in Vegas].”
“Tell those guys [Roy Jones Jr.] to buy my contract so we can fight. Get a real fight.”
“I'd like to fight at 167 if it was in boxing, but it's whatever. I've had one pro fight. I have a lot of boxing experience of course, working with a lot of pro fighters. Sparrings different than fighting, but hey, I'd love to see what I can do.”
“I'd like to fight for the world title, against Johny Hendricks, but these guys [the UFC] are kinda holding out. I'm trying to maybe renegotiate my contract and negotiate some fights for this year. I don't know what will happen, maybe nothing. That's fine tho. Either way I can't complain. I had a good run. I've already had 37 fights pro, but of course I would like to make a boxing run, see how I do.
“I'd love to make a run. But of course I'm with the UFC right now. So it's always up to Dana White. It's always up to who's got the real money.”