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Not Content With Screwing Up MMA Events, Nick Diaz Signs Boxing Contract

(With the addition of Diaz, the boxing world now gives 13% less of a fuck than before.)

Apparently a full schedule of MMA training, triathlons, and bong hits isn’t keeping Nick Diaz busy enough, because less than a week after he pulled  out of a Strikeforce title fight with Jay Hieron due to his unwillingness to take a drug test the mercurial 209 area code-enthusiast has signed a boxing contract with veteran promoter Don “War-a-Week” Chargin.  

This is one of those scenarios where, when you say ‘veteran,’ what you really mean is old.  Chargin boasts that he’s one of the few people left in the business who was alive to see “Sugar” Ray Robinson fight.  And yet after sixty years promoting boxing matches, he’s now tempting fate by taking on Diaz.  Says Chargin in the press release announcing the news:

"I know the signing of a mixed martial arts fighter might be considered controversial by many boxing fans across the world. When the subject of mixed martial arts versus boxing arises, it always comes down to the boxer winning a boxing match easily and vice versa for MMA. However, after having seen the replays of Diaz’s fights over the course of his career, I truly believe that this kid has what it takes to really make for some very entertaining fights within boxing. While some would state that he’s merely a slugger possessing a good chin and a heavy work-rate, there’s something about his rhythm and fighting intelligence that really caught my eye."  

Chargin goes on to say that the “battle between the MMA world and the boxing world has reached it’s boiling point and it’s time to settle this inside the ring,” though he doesn’t specify how putting an MMA fighter into boxing matches will really accomplish that goal, or when Diaz will actually step in the ring.  He also says that all inquiries and information will be handled through his Facebook page, where he lists his year of birth as 1928 and identifies his favorite music as Frank Sinatra.

So how did this unlikely relationship form between Diaz and Chargin, who seem to be from entirely different dimensions?  Probably has something to do with money, and with Diaz’s crazy scheme to, in the words of the press release, “become a dual sport champion.”

That sounds great and all, but at the moment he’s not even a one-sport champion.  He just blew a chance to fight for the Strikeforce welterweight title, so maybe it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to focus on MMA for the moment and get all that stuff straightened out.  But as we’ve all learned, you can’t tell Diaz nothin’.

We wish him the best of luck in his big glove endeavors.  He does know that they also drug test boxers, right?

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godsloneranger- August 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

please just shutup. The only thing you have personally done is fail at life.
ArmFarmer- August 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm
If Diaz ever went on intervention or celeb rehab because of his marijuana addiction he would get laughed off the show. It'd be like in half baked when Chapelle goes to that meeting.

"I'm addicted to weed"

"Addicted to weed? You ever suck dick for some weed??"

Marijuana isn't heroin or coke, the only reason it causes problems for people (that aren't just complete losers to begin wtih) are because of laws and rules. That said there ARE unfortunately laws and rules for it and if you're letting your career get fucked up over it then yes, you have a problem. Especially in this case because if you are an athelete that has very low body fat and work out constantly and sweat all day you should be able to pass a drug test for weed within a few days. I've personally passed one within 3 days of smoking.
Chri534.- August 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Would you have been more satisfied if he said physical dependency instead, or was that a serious question?

dbiggles also missed the target in talking about addiction, but at least I could understand what he meant.

newdeal- August 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm
WTF is a physical addiction it's all mental just like being addicted to gambling. Having an md sign doesn't mean it's legit just that he found someone as crooked as Michael Jackson doctor
Chri534.- August 13, 2009 at 11:45 am
I agree Casa; they should have said , "While some would state that he's merely an arm puncher possessing a good chin and a heavy work-rate..." instead.
Deathb4tapout- August 13, 2009 at 11:40 am
I heard in boxing you can get a smoke out 8 count.
Brock Lesnesman- August 13, 2009 at 11:32 am
In order for this to be a true crossover MMA vs Boxer fight, they will have to cut a hole in each of Nicks big boy gloves so he can still shoot out the "Stockton Heybuddy". Otherwise he'll just look like Ken Shamrock callin' out the new intern for more meds at the hospital.
Seoul Brother- August 13, 2009 at 11:24 am
Don Chargin had some bona fide legends in his stable, but that was "back in the day." He currently reps 5 fighters, and he doesn't even have photos for two of them. He may have been a force to be reckoned with, but Don Chargin's glory days are so fucking old, he belongs in the Smithsonian.

I wonder how Cesar Gracie feels about this.
Casa de los pantelones- August 13, 2009 at 11:00 am the term slugger and nick diaz don't belong in the same sentence. I believe the correct adjective would be 'love tap'.
dbiggles- August 13, 2009 at 10:59 am
FIrst of all there is no physical addiction to marijuana so you cant be an addict or junkie, second a legal m.d. signed prescription, this guy just wants to be a g so bad he is willing to ruin his career by being a stubborn jackass what a waste of talent.

@ el famous burrito fuckin awesome man
Seoul Brother- August 13, 2009 at 10:56 am
@ksgbobo: C'mon - that's being mean to the loaf I just pinched.
common sense- August 13, 2009 at 10:54 am
Chri534.- August 13, 2009 at 10:52 am
@El Famous Burrito:

NateGetsIrate- August 13, 2009 at 10:51 am
LOL @ El Famous Burrito!
Old_Bald_and_Irish- August 13, 2009 at 10:24 am
*- sound of me making a 'facepalm' -*

Yeah...this sounds great.

Now Diaz will soon be know as the guy who peed dirty in two sports.
newdeal- August 13, 2009 at 10:14 am
He is a drug addict who while high thought he would do boxing because maybe they won't be so strict on his use of banned substances. Wrong. What a dumbass
ksgbobo- August 13, 2009 at 10:12 am
he is still a piece of shit
One Two- August 13, 2009 at 10:10 am
I think he'll do good in boxing I was thinking he should try it after i saw him land about 8,000 Strikes (or techniques as Guy Mezger calls em) on frank and smith.
825IVER- August 13, 2009 at 9:54 am
A lot of boxers throw hadukens.
El Famous Burrito- August 13, 2009 at 9:44 am
Have you ever made the crossover from MMA to Boxing...ON WEED?
Capt. Shamrock- August 13, 2009 at 9:40 am
I think he saw how well it went for Tim Sylvia
J-Dog- August 13, 2009 at 9:36 am
Dude's a joke now after the shit he pulled. I see a major downhill slide into obscurity, with an eventual an appearance on Intervention where we'll see him jacking off to UFC fights for 10 hours at a time.

It's sad, too, because he has skills. But I see this as a slip into wherearetheynowland.
godsloneranger- August 13, 2009 at 9:33 am
congratulations homey
BuckWild- August 13, 2009 at 9:27 am
Heck I would love to see him fight anyone of the major names in one of 3 weight classes. He has fought in what like 3 different divs?
BuckWild- August 13, 2009 at 9:26 am
I wish he would clean his act up, go to the UFC and fight Anderson for the 185 title ! I would love to see his "Stiff Armed" boxing style against "The Spider" !