Jeff Lacy

Jeff Lacy

Former middleweight boxing champion Jeff Lacy is ready to strap on the gloves and welcome Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz to the ring, but he’s questioning how serious the Stockton, Calif. native is about actually boxing him.

Lacy has apparently already signed on to face Diaz later this year, but now with all the talk about Diaz potentially facing UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre instead of boxing, he’s wondering if the fight will happen.

“I’ve agreed to the fight, his side sent out a press release saying he had agreed to the fight. But I’ve heard through the grapevine that he’s not serious about this, that maybe his so-called heavy hands can’t back up his big talk” said Lacy in a press release on Thursday.

The former boxing champion isn’t shying away from calling Diaz out because he’s ready to face him, but not sure that his potential opponent will walk the walk after talking the talk.

“Diaz started this and I’m going to end it. He called me out, I accepted, that means we fight. That’s how it is in the boxing world; hopefully in the mixed martial arts business it works the same,” Lacy commented.

“I’ve been hearing for years about MMA taking over boxing. We’ll see about that in the ring with Diaz and me.”

Diaz has actively spoken about pursuing a career in boxing after his last win in MMA over top contender Paul Daley in early April.

In Diaz’s current Strikeforce deal it allows him to box as well as do MMA, so he’s free and clear to do that, but it doesn’t mean the people in charge are gung ho for the idea.

UFC President Dana White has stated on several occasions that he doesn’t believe Diaz should enter the boxing arena, despite the fact that he has shown great stand-up in his MMA bouts.

White has said he plans on meeting with Diaz and his manager Cesar Gracie to discuss the his possible future in boxing, but as of yet they parties have not come together for a discussion.

Regardless of that meeting, Jeff Lacy is content to wait and see if Diaz really wants to face him or not. The boxing promoters have even titled the fight calling Diaz vs. Lacy ‘Breaking History’ ahead of the potential match-up that would take place later this year.

Lacy said he’s even picked out his ring entrance music, and plans on that being a pre-cursor to what will happen to Diaz if they meet.

“I’ve already picked out my ring walk music before I pummel Diaz. AC/DC’s “If You Want Blood, You Got It”,” Lacy stated.

“Hope to see you soon Nick.”


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

TUF 21 Finale results: Jorge Masvidal crushes Cezar Ferreira with killer knockout, calls out Matt Brown

  • 19 days ago
  • 6 views

For whatever reason, Lightweight Jorge Masvidal and Middleweight Cezar Ferreira decided to meet in the middle and fight at Welterweight tonight (Sun., July 12, 2015) at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 21 read news >>

Invicta FC 13 results: Cris ‘Cyborg’ destroys Faith Van Duin in 45 seconds, calls out Ronda Rousey

  • 22 days ago
  • 958 views

LAS VEGAS -- Another title fight, another absolute destruction. In what is becoming a familiar refrain, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino defended her Invicta FC featherweight title with a sub-one-minute kn read news >>

Invicta FC 13 Results: Cris Cyborg wins in 45 seconds, calls out Ronda Rousey

  • 22 days ago
  • 3249 views

Cris Cyborg took on Faith Van Duin on the main event of Invicta FC 13. Invicta FC 13 was headlined by a featherweight title defense from Cris Cyborg as took on Faith Van Duin. As expected, the domina read news >>

Rogan: If two guys want to agree to use TRT before their fight that's fine with me

  • 22 days ago
  • 20 views

Joe Rogan has been calling mixed martial arts action for nearly two decades with the UFC. And during that time he has managed to juggle acting, talk shows, and comedy career pursuits. The outspoken 4 read news >>

Costas Philippou Tells UFC He’s Retired

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Facing an uphill battle the past couple of years, UFC middleweight Costas Philippou has decided to hang up the gloves. read news >>

Alistair Overeem calls out Junior dos Santos, tells UFC President Dana White to 'make it happen'

  • 23 days ago
  • 39 views

He even included that little fist emoji, so we know he's serious this time. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem, fresh off a "Big Country" beatdown in Dallas, read news >>

Costas Philippou tells the UFC he has retired from competition

  • 23 days ago
  • 22 views

One of the best middleweights in the UFC is calling it quits. Costas Philippou is retiring from competition, UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler wrote Tuesday on Twitter. Phili read news >>

BJ Penn slams UFC's weight-cutting 'wimps,' calls IV hydration 'the biggest joke ever'

  • 25 days ago
  • 371 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight prospect Anthony Birchak called the "shitty" guidelines of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) "fucking dumb," not long after learning that read news >>

PRIDE never die? Rampage Jackson calls for Shogun Rua rematch

  • 28 days ago
  • 15 views

Quinton Rampage Jackson has called out Shogun Rua on social media. After a couple of years with Bellator, Quinton Jackson recently returned to the UFC and picked up a decision win over Fabio Maldonad read news >>

UFC 189 Video: Embedded Ep 2 - Conor McGregor calls Chad Mendes a 'B-level' substitute

  • 29 days ago
  • 174 views

Watch the 2nd episode of UFC 189 Embedded. To promote the upcoming UFC 189 pay-per-view, episode 2 of the Embedded has been released. Among the footage shown was Conor McGregor shooting a promo for F read news >>