Stockton’s favorite some and sometimes retired MMA fighter, Nick Diaz, is at it again. Recently he has stated that he is the only real pay per view draw that the UFC has left (even though he is “retired”) and now he says he want to fight the winner of Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks.
But if he can’t get an immediate title fight he wants to step into the ring against Roy Jones, Jr.
“Me calling out Roy Jones is disrespectful,” he said. “But if they want to do that, want to do something like that, [combining] sports [in a boxing match], I’ll do it. I feel I’m a better stand-up fighter than Anderson Silva, who has talked about fighting Jones too. If you want a good MMA-boxer boxing match, there you have it.”
Jones seems eager to box an MMA fighter. At first it seemed like he was on a collision course with Anderson Silva. But with Silva recovering from a severely broken leg, Nick Diaz may be a viable alternative.
Diaz is a great striker and could probably give Jones, who is on the downside of his career, a good fight. Unfortunately, Diaz is still under contract with the UFC and would need their permission to fight Jones. It seems doubtful that Dana White & Co. would allow this to happen without Diaz fighting in the octagon first.
Nick Diaz is still a popular fighter and can draw PPV buys but I would rather see him in the cage than in the ring.