Nate Diaz applying for Nevada boxing license

January 18, 2017

Nate Diaz is in the process of applying for a boxing license in the state of Nevada according to an ESPN report.

Diaz has paid his NSAC fine of $50,000 which stems from the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference bottle-throwing fiasco. As a result of clearing the fine, he should be able to obtain the license once he files the necessary paperwork.

Floyd Mayweather, who did an ESPN “car wash” to promote fights at the Barclay’s Center last week indicated that he had Facetimed with Diaz.  According to Mayweather, Diaz believed the UFC put him on ice.  Hence, the reason for the boxing license.

Diaz had stated (whether serious or not) that he would not fight in the UFC unless he was paid $20 million.

You may recall that Conor McGregor obtained a boxing license in California but cannot get a Nevada license since he has an outstanding fine from the NSAC of $75,000.  Of course, he is in the midst of seeking judicial review of the commission ruling.

Payout Perspective:

Similar to McGregor, Diaz is likely creating leverage.  Diaz boxing seems unlikely especially when you consider that he’s still under contract with the UFC and the company will not allow him to fight.  Of course, if the UFC is promoting or co-promoting that might be something to discuss.  But, at this point, I doubt we see Diaz boxing.

7 Responses to “Nate Diaz applying for Nevada boxing license”

  1. TOPS E on January 18th, 2017 10:21 PM

    Top ufc fighters want to transfer to boxing…where the money’s at hahahah

  2. TOPS E on January 19th, 2017 12:18 AM

    Mmapayout should discuss race in the ufc….is white appealing to a certain race? Hahaha….http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/18505103/tyron-woodley-says-stature-ufc-champion-affected-race-worst-treated-champion-ufc-history

  3. Fight Fan on January 19th, 2017 4:26 AM

    Another one lol.

  4. TOPS E on January 19th, 2017 7:40 PM

    http://fighthype.com/news/article27638.html embarassing is the right word hahahaha

  5. d on January 19th, 2017 10:27 PM

    Transferring to boxing?. They want to make money, not pennies. Haha. Diaz just made more than almost every boxer did last year. Boxing is dead in the US, which is where all of the money is.

  6. Wil on January 20th, 2017 5:01 AM

    TOPS E…..imagine that, Woodley calling it like it is for the UFC….Im sure he will get the Alt-Right “stop playing the race card”, “stop race baiting”, “stop being divisive” comments that the keyboard klansmen will spew.
    In any event, Diaz looking for some big money it seems. Good for him, its amazing that actual UFC top dogs don’t have the “boxing is dead” that so many hipster “UFC only” fan boys have.

  7. d on January 20th, 2017 10:45 AM

    If Diaz was looking for big money, he’d be focusing on mma. Which is where the money is these days. Boxing is dead in the US. Only delusional boxing fans think otherwise. Diaz applying for the license is simply a leverage maneuver, anyone that thinks otherwise isn’t too well informed.

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