MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Nick Diaz Gives Up His Boxing Dream For a Cage-Fight Against Some French Dude; Ricardo Mayorga Calls Everybody ‘Maricon’

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(If triathlons allowed you to punch other racers, and the participants got paid millions of dollars to do it, well, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. Props: CombatLifestyle.com)

Despite that totally official press release claiming that Jeff Lacy had already signed for the fight, Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz will not be facing Lacy in a boxing match. In fact, Diaz will be sticking to the sport that he seemingly can’t stand — and it’s becoming very obvious what’s convincing him to stay.

According to a new press release, Diaz will continue pursuing his MMA career instead of professional boxing, “as it has been deemed that it be in Nick’s best interest to focus on his primary combat sport and profession…an opportunity arose for Nick to make a different sort of history in his primary field of fighting.”

Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie previously made it known that “unless GSP is offered up as a sacrifice [by the UFC], Nick will fight Lacy.” At the time, Gracie/Diaz’s well-publicized interest in a new boxing career was interpreted by many to be a leveraging strategy, to convince the UFC to step in and offer Diaz a welterweight title shot against Georges St. Pierre. If that’s the case, it worked like a charm. Still, Gracie wants everybody to know that the boxing thing wasn’t just a ruse. From the press release, again:

There are some people that have said we were just posturing to go into professional boxing and they don’t understand that this thing is something we had been working on since 2009. It wasn’t just out of nowhere but at this point in time, there’s a certain chance that comes along once in a very long while and it only makes sense to stick to MMA as of right now. Nick’s been working really hard to get to this point in his MMA career and it wouldn’t make sense for us to make that transition into boxing right now. If this were a couple months ago or if certain fights had played out differently, we’d definitely be ready to go into boxing, but that’s not how it played out. Don Chargin is a great boxing promoter and he understood our dilemma completely and I thank him for that.”

Chargin added:

Nick is a good kid and a very exciting fighter. Right now he has an opportunity of a lifetime as it pertains to his MMA career. While I don’t doubt that Nick and his team were serious about taking the big step into boxing, it only makes sense for him to finish what he started and see how far he can go in MMA before he does anything in boxing…I’ve had a long promotional career filled with numerous big events dating back the 1960s. Taking Nick Diaz into boxing would have undoubtedly been a big one but this is Nick’s career and his legacy as a MMA fighter needs to be solidified now. I wish him all the luck going forward and know that Zuffa will have itself one very exciting fighter for many years to come.”

Rumor has it that the fight between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre will be announced sometime this week. GSP is already a hypothetical 4-1 favorite against his next challenger.

In a related story, former welterweight/junior middleweight boxing champion Ricardo Mayorga is trying to get a piece of that sweet boxing vs. MMA action the only way he knows how — by calling everybody the Spanish words for “faggot” and “whore.” Mayorga, who was scheduled to fight Din Thomas last May in a Shine Fights MMA bout that imploded in spectacular fashion at the last minute, has been blasting folks on Twitter lately. Here a representative sample, via MiddleEasy:

Also? “@bjpenndotcom after I KO you, I will put a hawaiin dress on u fatty and make u do hula hula dance- remember Im a real fighter puto.” Follow this man right now.

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PERPATRAITOR- May 25, 2011 at 1:36 am
All the first 10-15 comments had me laughing my ass off. Kid Clam you were on fire on these comments for sure. Lol
knucklesamitch- May 24, 2011 at 6:32 am
@djp1988 -- You sir, are hilarious.
sp00ki kabuki- May 24, 2011 at 4:47 am
@snackdaddy
Is that u fitch?
OLLY_g- May 24, 2011 at 1:18 am
lol for boxing and Ricardo Mayorga
SnackDaddy- May 24, 2011 at 12:28 am
So what happens when Diaz gets beaten by GSP? Who does he go crying to this time? Does he blame his loss on lack of motivation because of not getting paid well? Or maybe it's because he's fighting too much, or the quality of the last batch of weed he bought? Fuck, Diaz. He's a fucking PMSing homo who doesn't deserve this shot.
nyfighter- May 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm
Why do people keep thinking Mayorga is this big guy. The guy fought cotto at 154 which is the same weight class as BJ. So he is not calling someone out who is smaller then him. Also you gotta love how he takes shit talking to another level.
Tim Sylvia 1 P4P EVA- May 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Nick has a great chin due to his insane underbite, it is a proven scientific fact. Ask Nate
dillweed- May 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm
I skipped straight to the comments, was there a story about a badass fighting a body shaving, tight pants wearing fag or something?
djp1988- May 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm
"What did that Asian guy look like, Nick?"

"Like this!" (See main photo)
OptimusGryme- May 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm
Another boxer fighting with relevancy, lets see him rape his way out of this one
k-onda- May 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm
I can't believe you all, totally missing the most important part of all this. The poor man's abuelita is crippled - we should all send our sincere condolences . . . fags.
intercept440- May 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm
@yourmother...you sir are incorrect...puta means whore bitch or slut
hoto or hota and maricon = gay/lesbian or faggot (deragatory)
NECROPHYTE- May 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm
The vocabulary sounds to eloquent to be the real Mayorga, that dude sounds like his throat palate is made of dick.
Fedor Penn- May 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm
BJ by RnC within the first minute. Diaz by armbar within the first minute.
your mother.- May 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm
just to clarify:

puto(s) used in the context mayorga is saying means faggot(s). so he's calling everyone faggots.

faggots.
tp24890- May 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm
Someone tweet to Ricardo that Dana's 5 grand is only for UFC fighters.
fxdfp- May 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm
He's right you CAN find it on youtube, but the 1st thing that came up for me after a google search was "Don King Saves Ricardo Mayorga from Embarassing Loss to Din Thomas ..."

And for the record, sucker punching is what maricons do.
facethemongoose- May 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm
"i want that chubby BJ"

dont we all
ytrebil- May 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm
MMA is gay, but wearing pillows on your hands, pulling your frilly shorts up underneath your chin and raping women is totally badass, right?
Peppered 2 Death- May 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm
I have retweeted to ESPN people some of his Maricon comments. Although I suppose since Mayorga is no longer relevant in sports nobody at ESPN should actually care about it. I mean if Kobe and now Joakim Noah get fined for calling people faggots, why shouldnt this washed up boxer get some bad press?
danomite- May 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm
soooo since this guy is obviously fighting his own homosexuality i'm gonna tweet a bunch of gay shit to him. anybody want to join?
The_Dead_Cow- May 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Someone needs to sign this guy to an MMA fight with Chris Cyborg, so he can see what fighting a real man is like.
Peppered 2 Death- May 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm
@kid clam curtains, i lol'd at that and felt the need to forward that to Mayorga on twitter.
The_Dead_Cow- May 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Is it just me, or is Mayorga repeating himself. You can never repeat yourself enough when you're calling people fags and challenging fighters outside your discipline and weight class.

What a true professional. He makes Chael sound like the Beaver.
intercept440- May 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm
mayorga = just another beaner with a shitty attitude and a criminal past

him and nick should get along well
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