MMA News Cesar Gracie Says Nick Diaz Wants Revenge for Shields' UFC 129 Loss
Bleacher Report's Jordy McElroy:
A week ago, the world was buzzing about Nick Diaz's possible professional boxing debut, but after watching his teammate and close friend Jake Shields drop a unanimous decision to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 129, the Stockton native is eager to slip back into a pair of 4 ounce gloves.
"Obviously, there's a storyline behind it," Diaz's trainer Cesar Gracie said in an interview with MMAJunkie.com. "Shields just lost a decision, and Nick wants some revenge for that. Nick is very confident that he can defeat St-Pierre."
As Strikeforce welterweight champion, Diaz has amassed a 10 fight win streak and three consecutive title defenses. He has made multiple comments in the past about his dissatisfaction with the lack of competition and big payday.
Recently, he has turned his interest to the world of boxing, and a plethora of possible debut opponents have already been rumored, including Fernando Vargas and IBF champion Jeff Lacy.
What would it take to keep Diaz under the MMA umbrella and set up a superfight with St-Pierre?
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