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The McGregor Effect: 10 UFC Stars Seeking Blockbuster Boxing Bouts

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Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz is no stranger to sparring boxers in the gym, so it makes sense that over the years he’s shown interest in testing his skills in a professional bout.

However, it was only at the start of this year that he started making moves to make that a reality when he applied for a boxing license in the state of Nevada, just weeks after he saw his biggest rival McGregor doing likewise.

At the time Diaz indicated that he was looking for leverage over the UFC while, “keeping my options open,” but nonetheless it was a move that turned heads in the boxing community.

In fact, after Mayweather vs. McGregor became official, former four-weight world champion boxing star Adrien Broner then indicated that he wanted to fight Diaz on the undercard of that event.

Adrien Broner

That match-up didn’t materialize, and the UFC may now look to lure Diaz back to the Octagon instead for a potential money-spinning trilogy fight with McGregor.

  • Murderous1

    Brain Damage

  • Headrush

    Seek help

  • Bingo Bango

    The Gmac effect. Superstar

  • ernesto chavez

    Why Not?

    After the McGregor v. Mayweather fight, we see that MMA fighters can hang with boxers longer than boxers can with them. Not scientific and based on only two mixed fights.