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MMA: Dana White to Talk with Nick Diaz About Boxing Match

Michael EvansCorrespondent IIINovember 16, 2016

Nick Diaz has been very verbal lately about feeling unappreciated.  He feels that he is underpaid by Strikeforce, overworked and he is about fed up with it.  He plans to make a venture into the prize ring before he returns to the cage.

After his recent win over Paul Daley, in which he defended his Strikeforce welterweight title for a record third time, Diaz made comments that he was not being enough.  Recently he has voiced that he wants to participate in a boxing match, which is in his current Strikeforce contract.

Damon Martin of MMAweekly reported that Diaz has voiced that he wants to box before he fights in mixed martial arts again. 

Dana White said recently that he wants to speak to Diaz following UFC 129 to try and figure the situation out.  He said, "I’m going to sit down with Nick Diaz, literally, after this fight and try to figure out what’s next for him."

There was some confusion as to the language of his deal, but White stated that the boxing clause is in fact in his contract and will be honored.

“It’s in his deal that he can do it, absolutely," White commented.  In the end Dana White, the UFC and Strikeforce all want what is best for Nick Diaz and their business.  Diaz is a top performer and a top welterweight.  This will get resolved quickly because Diaz is far too good and marketable to be left on the shelf for any length of time.

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