In a report coming out of mmaweekly.com, it would appear as if the Strikeforce welterweight champion is ready to put a halt to his boxing aspirations if the UFC is willing to step up and give him a bout with GSP.
Jeff Lacey has signed on the dotted line to face Nick Diaz however it is the Diaz camp that still has to put pen to paper and get the deal finalized.
While, the Strikeforce champs contract allows for his combat sports crossover into boxing, it would appear as if Diaz still has his eyes set on MMA domination. As told to mmaweekly.com today after the announcement of Lacey’s executed bout agreement, Cesar Gracie said…
“Yes,” Gracie answered when asked if Diaz will sign on to face Lacy. “Unless GSP is offered up as a sacrifice, Nick will fight Lacy.”
The pressure now lies on the UFC’s matchmaking department. Having previously said they will not do any cross-promotional fights with Strikeforce, it is unknown how or if they are going to make a champion vs. champion super-fight to keep one of their biggest stars focused on the sport they promote and out of the realm of boxing.