Nick Diaz at UFC 53The time is ticking away on a potential fight between Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre, because it appears Strikeforce’s top welterweight is ready to sign on to face former middleweight champion Jeff Lacy in a boxing match.

A press release from Lacy’s camp on Friday stated he had signed to face Diaz this fall in a boxing match.

Cesar Gracie, manager and trainer for Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, has confirmed his fighter has signed to face Lacy, unless the UFC comes across with a more intriguing offer.

“Yes,” Gracie answered via text to when asked if Diaz will sign on to face Lacy. “Unless GSP is offered up as a sacrifice, Nick will fight Lacy.”

Diaz has been dancing around the idea of boxing since his April win over Paul Daley in Strikeforce, but in recent days it looked like he might put the four-ounce gloves back on instead to be the next man to challenge Georges St-Pierre in the UFC.

According to Gracie in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio, UFC president Dana White had not yet contacted them about coming out to California for a meeting to discuss the possibility of facing St-Pierre, but they were open to that discussion.

If the news on Friday is any indicator, those discussions have yet to happen.

St-Pierre’s camp has also mentioned its interest in fighting Diaz, but for now that may be put on hold unless the UFC comes in at the 11th hour with an offer to put the fight together and keep Diaz in MMA for his next fight.

There has been no date set yet for the potential boxing match between Lacy and Diaz, but if it happens it’s expected to go down in the early fall of 2011.

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