Jeff Lacy says he is more than interested in "putting his fist in Nick Diaz's mouth"Posted on April 18, 2011, 11:26 PM by Joey Santosus
"Honestly, I was a little stunned. Nick has accomplished a great deal in mixed martial arts and is certainly one of the best in the sport. But getting in the ring with me for a boxing match is a path he needs to be very wary of taking. I’m willing to put it all on the line anytime, anywhere! For the right price, I’m more than interested in heading to his turf and put my fist in his mouth and silencing him." (via MMAMania.com)
It appears that former Super Middleweight champ Jeff Lacy is more than willing to welcome Nick Diaz to the sweet science. In a recent interview with HDNet, Diaz openly questioned his future in Mixed Martial Arts and revealed that his next fight would likely be contested inside a boxing ring, not a cage. Though the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu product initially called out two-time Light-Middleweight champ Fernando Vargas, his camp switched their focus to Lacy after learning that Vargas' medical issues would make him unlikely to accept the fight.
Undefeated in his last ten outings, Diaz is widely considered one of the most effective boxers within the sport of MMA. His unorthodox striking style has earned him recent victories over former professional boxer KJ Noons, Brazilian Muay Thai specialist Evangelista Santos, and the heavy-handed British bomber Paul Daley. But what do you think LowKick'ers? Can the Stockton Bad-Boy translate that success into the world of professional boxing and actually compete at the highest level?