Diaz would be granted a boxing license by the NSAC

Monday, December 11, 2017

The great Nate Diaz, 32, recently tweeted that he was moving onto boxing for now. Diaz has referenced his interest in The Sweet Science for years now, and has spoken with multiple boxing promoters about it.

However, the younger Diaz brother has yet to apply for a boxing license. However, Chisanga Malata for the UK’s Express Sport spoke with NAC executive director Bob Bennett, who expressed enthusiasm for the idea.

“I don’t think he’s requested a boxing license, to date,” said Bennett. “From what I know of Nate and who he spars with, I believe he may have been a sparring partner at some point in time with Andre Ward, he and Nick. So, if he applied, I would see no reason why we wouldn’t license him.

“We would be happy to license him and we hope that he can fight in our state as well, ‘The Fight Capital of the World.'”

Diaz has not fought since August of 2016 when he rematched Conor McGregor, making millions. He fought for years for short, short money, and now is holding out for a serious payday.

“Nate Diaz turned down a fight with everybody on the roster,” said UFC president Dana White. “We’ve been offering him fights for [a long time]. When was the last time he fought? A year-and-a-half-ago?

“For a year-and-a-half, we’ve been offering him fights. As a promoter, we have to offer him fights. Because we’re supposed to give him three fights a year. So we continuously offer him fights and he continuously turns them down.”

Diaz presumably will continue to turn them down until he again sees seven figures.