According to ESPN, this is nearly a done deal and will be fought under boxing rules. Finally a boxer versus a mixed martial artist, both still relatively close to the prime of their careers. Diaz more so than Lacy. Nick Diaz is easily one of the most talented boxers in MMA. I read recently that he has fought professionally in the past and is now training with the likes of Andre Ward. I’m thinking Diaz watched old footage of Joe Calzaghe dismantling Lacy in the UK and saw some similarities between his and Calzaghe’s styles. Lacy has been less fortunate as of late, coming off stretch of lackluster performances, including a TKO loss to Roy Jones. He is however perfectly capable of catching the inexperienced Diaz and putting him to sleep in a flash. Stay tuned for details.
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Zab Judah and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson square off. But not like you think…the two briefly discuss the tired topic of boxing versus MMA. It’s nice to finally see two great fighters sit down and shoot the shit with no hard feelings regarding the debate between the two sports. Click here to checkout the video. Both Zab and Rampage are set for their next bouts taking place next week. Zab begins his comeback trail Friday September 7th on ESPN Friday Night Fights, while Rampage makes his first title defense against Dan Henderson September 8th at UFC 75.