Nick Diaz To Leverage Boxing Against UFC For Title Fight?

Nick Paglino

Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz wants a big money main event Title Unification Fight against UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, and he’s willing to exercise a clause in his contract to get into boxing to force UFC President Dana White’s hand in the negotiations!

In a very interesting article posted over at The Heyman Hustle, all sides of the negotiations are covered. In an interview, Diaz’s manager and trainer Cesar Gracie stated the right with Lacy was going to happen unless Dana White agreed to match Diaz up against GSP.

Regarding the possibility Diaz would pull out of the boxing match in order to accept a fight with GSP, Gracie said he informed promoter Chagrin of that possibility, and Chagrin would "have to be cool with that."

When Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment was trying to quietly sell Strikeforce in December, they signed Diaz to a new mult-fight contract which carved out one professional boxing match in 2011.

"My whole thing has been to have Nick box and then fight GSP," Gracie stated online this week, "If (UFC) is serious about Nick fighting GSP, and if the fight happens in the fall, then yeah, we’re probably going to go with that fight."

"We’re trying to work (with UFC) and not step on any toes over there," Gracie offered, "It’s been a work in progress, and they probably at this point have the ultimate say."

To read much more on this breaking news story, as well as see Nick Diaz as a guest on The Heyman Hustle video show with "The Mad Scientist" Paul Heyman, CLICK HERE.

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