Badboy of MMA “coming strait out of Stockton (not Compton)” Nick “El Diablo” Diaz has decided to pursue a career in boxing instead of fighting in MMA. Nick Diaz known for KOing the likes of Frank Shamrock and Ruthless Robbie Lawler has been most recently known for his lack of showing up to the drug test for his most recently scheduled bout against Jay Hieron for the Strikeforce welterweight championship. Why would he not show up, you may ask?
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Boxing, Nick Diaz turns to Boxing on September 8, 2009 by thatmmaguy
Nick Diaz in true “badboy” and “rebellious” fashion has been known for enjoying his smoke and by that I mean marijuana. After Diaz had a bout with Japanese Takanori Gomi, his urine test was found positive for marijuana. Although Diaz submitted Gomi in the bout, the bout was then determined to be a No-Contest. And even though Diaz has been pretty good about it since his 2007 bout, it seems like he is done with the world of MMA and the drug tests the sport brings. But why is boxing going to be any different?
Well even though the boxing world has strict drug tests aswell, boxers tend to fight less often and also seem to get paid more (like Mike Tyson) especially if the boxer is a former MMA star. Fighting less times in a year for Diaz will essentually give Diaz more time to enjoy his happy smoke, and it seems like 3 fights a year is not enough. Although MMA fighters do not typically box better than professional boxers, Diaz has had a professional boxing bout before did very well when he won a unanimous decision over tough boxing contender Alfonso Rocha. So if we are talking about a happy life for Nick Diaz then I can picture him in his little smoke circle saying, “If I was a boxer, I could smoke some more of this and still get paid because I’m the badboy of MMA coming straight out of Stockton CA”.