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Nick Diaz Calls Out Roy Jones Jr., Clarifies Strikeforce Salary Disparity


(Nick Diaz: His style is impetuous, his defense is impregnable.)

When Nick Diaz says he’ll fight anybody, anywhere, at any time, he ain’t bullshittin’. Buried in GracieFighter.com’s news section is this little gem about Diaz’s future ambitions (props to BloodyElbow for the tip):

Superstar boxer Roy Jones Jr. has expressed interest in facing UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva, after Silva had let his intentions be known that he wished to face Jones in a boxing contest. Promoter Bob Arum was eager to promote such a bout to let the world see that "those MMA guys can’t throw a straight punch".
 
Unfortunately it seems the impetus to set up such a fight is dead in the water, since the UFC is no hurry to see their Champion compete in a venue not being promoted by them.
 
Enter Nick Diaz. With Strikeforce’s more flexible attitudes towards fighting and the Strikeforce-Showtime alliance, the barriers to such a fight could very well be coming down. Our camp has already contacted Top Rank Boxing to let them know we would be 100% in favor of such a matchup. Now the ball is in their court.

To which RJJ probably responded, "Nick who?" Okay, so it may not quite be the marquee fight that Jones vs. Silva would be, but it’s a pretty decent substitute. I know I’d be curious to see how Nick’s pitty-pat-punches-in-bunches routine would fare against a great boxer (he’s already 1-0 in the sport), and he’s a natural at fight-promotion. Why let Tim Sylvia and Ray Mercer hog all the crossover fun? Don’t be scared, Jonesy!

GracieFighter also had another update on their site that should calm some of the outrage caused by yesterday’s official Strikeforce payouts post:

Since figures were released by the CSAC on fighters pay from the Strikeforce event, we have received several inquiries and comments on Nick’s pay. We would like to let Nick’s fans know that his compensation for the event was actually substantially larger than the amount listed, due to the way his contract was structured. Nick Diaz and Strikeforce have in place a fair compensation agreement.

Since this wasn’t a pay-per-view event, I’m assuming that "way his contract was structured" actually means "large envelope stuffed with cash that we hope the IRS doesn’t find out about." Anyway, that’s good news for Nick, who certainly deserves it. Maybe now he can finally afford to get that surgery

Comments

  1. Eurovision Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 01:46


    Nick Diaz vs RJJ??? Damn, 1 and 0 vs. 300 and 0? If ever MMA fans wanted the boxing guys to have something to throw at MMA, this is it....
  2. Ozone Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 01:48


    Hope Diaz is just high...He would have no shot against Roy. His boxing is good for mma and he uses his reach advantage well when he has it, but a decent boxer would outclass him. Roy Jones Jr. would turn it into an obliteration.
  3. FUCK! Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 01:57


    hahahha click on the link at the bottom.
  4. Fedor vs Bas Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:04


    I think RJJ should really fight a better stand-up fighter than Diaz, and even though I love Diaz and all his smoked filled shinanigans... I think his ego kinda needs a RJJ boxing adjustment. Lets face it, he beat up a tired old Shamrock. His real skills are in BJJ not boxing. But I'd pay to see it.
  5. G-Swizz Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:08


    i really hope this happens, roy jones would be dancing, and shakeing, doing that thinng he does where he puts his glove the other guys forhead for kicks, and do too diaz, knida what diaz does to the guys he fights. jones would beat diaz and make him look like a clown while doing it.
  6. Nick Diaz's Bong Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:18


    Phewwww.... glad that Nick's payout was resolved....I'm used to being stuffed with only the finest green from the West Side of Stockton (is there a west side?)...with that paltry payout I thought I was gonna get shake taken off the floor with some lint and stems.... but its back to the kind bud, homey!!
  7. bbbcswr Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:21


    Love Diaz, but come on. His brain has allready taken enough of a beating from all those bong tokes. Diaz's biggest assets are his BJJ skills, heart, and grit. Technically, his boxing just aint there. Even though he is old, Jones is a naturally gifted boxer and bigger to boot. I don't blame Nick for trying to get Jones to accept this though, it would be a nice paycheck. By the way....I maybe mistaken here, but I don't think Roy Jones Jr. is under contract with Top Rank Promotions. Why would they be calling up Bob Arum. RJJ has his own boxing promotion i thought. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  8. bbbcswr Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:23


    Fuck my comment. Id watch this shit.
  9. Meohfumado Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:34


    So am I the only one who think Nick Diaz was paid with a three-foot glass bong, a lifetime subscription to High Times, and enough weed to fill a T-150?
  10. Meohfumado Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:36


    Dammit...that should be F-150. There goes my T-shirt....oh wait, I forgot I'm not funny....
  11. War Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:43


    that surgery link is hilarious, wow
  12. Anonymous Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:52


    They should fight. RJJ would kill Diaz and then we wouldnt have to hear anything from him ever again, homie.
  13. Summoner10 Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 02:56


    for smaller shows he runs yeh, but for his big fights he is with top rank. and this is a horrible idea. Any competent boxer would rape Nick DIaz, look what KJ Noons did to him. RJJ would literally knock nicks head off his shoulders.
  14. Dana White sucks! Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 03:23


    Even if Nick Diaz got laid by the hottest woman in the world he would still stand up,mean mug her, raise two middle fingers and say smile at this!
  15. bbbcsw Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 05:54


    Yo Summoner. I don't know about that man. Not that this is something that really matters anyways, but I checked Top Rank's "Fighters" on their website and I saw everyone I know to be with Top Rank, but no RJJ? One would think that with a big name like RJJ, he would at least be on their website if he was under any sort of contract. But whateva, not really relavent...except the fact that Nick Diaz's people could be calling up the wrong promoter.
  16. B-tard Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 06:29


    Nick's just checking to see if Frank is on the same workout plan his brother was.
  17. CAPS LOCK HAL Says:

    Thu, 04/16/09 - 07:41


    I WANT NICK TO SHIT IN MY MOUTH. I ALSO LOVE THE COCK.
  18. Flesh Prince Says:

    Fri, 04/17/09 - 07:18


    Link is hilarious
  19. Craig O Says:

    Fri, 04/17/09 - 09:10


    diaz would take every single punch jones threw and say "what up hommie, that's all u got biatch!!!... SUCK IT" jones' old ass would just dance and pitty pat and diaz would talk shit and pitty pat.... wow the tension.
  20. walrus Says:

    Fri, 04/17/09 - 12:49


    "Don't be scared, Jonesy" hahahahaha
  21. Anonymous Says:

    Sun, 04/19/09 - 02:03


    say what fuuuuck no roy jones would straight kill im 4 realz holmes the fuck man is wrong with this diaz fella stand down puto stand the fuck down and shut the fuck up go home go home n stay there muthafucker
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