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10 Current UFC Stars Who Fought In Boxing


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Nick Diaz

Both of the Diaz brothers have shown an interest in boxing over the years, and they’ve regularly sparred with several high-level boxing professionals, including the man considered by Ring magazine to be the current No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, Andre Ward.

”I’m a world-class fighter and they do more than hold their own,” Ward said of the two UFC stars in an interview with FOX Sports in 2016.

Nick, the older of the two brothers, actually does have a professional boxing bout at super-middleweight (168 pounds) under his belt, having won a four-round unanimous decision over Alfonso Rocha in Sacremento back in 2005, while he was still under contract with the UFC.

Rocha was also making his boxing debut that night, but while Diaz hasn’t stepped back into the ring since, his opponent would go on to compile a 7-4 record, with his last fight in 2006 seeing him drop a decision to future interim IBF super-middleweight champion Andre Direll.