Nick Diaz reworks Strikeforce contract, opens door for boxing bout
In fact, a trip to professional boxing is still on Gracie's radar, and he said he's working to book Diaz on a fight sometime in the fall, possibly against former IBF champion Jeff Lacy.
That could be a possibility now that Diaz has reworked his MMA contract.
"These guys get to the point in their career where they want the big fights," Gracie today told MMAjunkie.com. "That's what Jake Shields is wanting. That's what (Dan) Henderson wants. They don't have to prove themselves."
"We were talking about Vargas, but the thing is, I just came under some information that Vargas apparently has some kind of medical issue where he's not able to pass the test any more, and he could be retiring," Gracie said. "Vargas was very interested, but unfortunately, if he can't pass the test, he can't pass the test."