Nick Diaz "teaming up" with Andre Ward in preparation for Georges St. PierrePosted on August 12, 2011, 05:25 PM by Joey Santosus
"Nick and Nathan Diaz will be joining the camp of Olympic Gold Medalist, Andre Ward. Ward will be fighting in the finals of the “Super Six Tournament” against Carl Froch on the same night that Nick Diaz is set to fight UFC Champion, Georges St. Pierre. Nick and Andre have sparred infrequently for the past 10 years with each man achieving immense success in their respective sport. This (will) be the first time the two fighters collaborate to spar frequently in an official camp. In the history of boxing and MMA, this will mark the first time two champions from these sports have teamed up together. - For more visit DiazBrothers.com
After running through any and all contenders the promotion had to offer, Nick Diaz vacated the Strikeforce 170-pound strap in favor of moving on to bigger and better things. What he got was an instant title shot at UFC Welterweight king-pin Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137.
Currently training under Freddie Roach, St. Pierre has shown proficient striking in his last two outings, shattering Josh Koscheck's orbital bone and battering Jake Shields en-route to taking a lopsided unanimous decision in each bout. Diaz, meanwhile, flirted with making a run at professional boxing prior to signing on with the UFC and also demonstrated effective stand-up in his most recent effort, out-striking British knockout artist Paul Daley to score a first-round TKO victory in April. So what do you think LowKick'ers? With two of the division's greatest of all time now training alongside some of boxing's elite, is it possible that MMA could see the sweet science at its best on October 29th?
Further Reading: Georges St. Pierre sharpens his Boxing with Freddie Roach