Whether or not Nick Diaz ends up in a boxing ring, as his manager Cesar Gracie has alluded to on several occasions now, he has the attention of Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Coker recently spoke with MMAWeekly.com about Diaz’s apparent pro boxing bout — which is rumored to come against veteran Jeff Lacy and would be his second — and made it sound like he’s looking to put a stop to it.
“Here’s the one thing I don’t want to get into, I don’t want to get into Nick’s contract status with us,” said Coker. “I know he does want to box, we’ll go back and look at the contract and take it from there. But I don’t want to go into whether he can or cannot. At some point, Cesar and our group will sit down and have a conversation because obviously there’s a lot to talk about.”
Though Diaz has legitimately complained about the frequency with which he has been put in the cage on account of being one of the promotion’s biggest draws, Coker is looking to get him back in action by the end of this summer.
“I hope we’ll have him back in the cage here in the next three or four months,” he said.
Say what you will about Nick Diaz, but he definitely keeps things interesting and his bosses on their toes. The Stockton kid most recently appeared in action earlier this month against Paul Daley in one of the most exciting single round fights in MMA history, which saw him defeat Daley via TKO.