Nate Diaz to Join Mayweather Promotions Upon Acquisition of Boxing License
Former UFC lightweight title contender Nate Diaz could very well be a licensed boxer in the state of Nevada soon.
Speaking to ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett confirmed that the younger Diaz brother did apply for a license to fight in their state. He also said that the 31-year-old Stockon, California native was able to settle his $50,000 fine slapped upon him when he was involved in a bottle-throwing incident during the UFC 202 pre-fight presser in August of 2016.
"Nate paid his fine and has requested a boxing license. Upon his submission of the required licensing information, we expect to approve his license as of this date," Bennett said. "We welcome Nate and his older brother, Nick, to fight in Las Vegas, whether it's with the UFC or a boxing promoter."
Like his older brother Nick, Nate employs a predominantly boxing approach in his UFC fights, which has earned him a great amount of success through the years. In the past, both men were also tapped as sparring partners for world champions such as Andre Ward.
Diaz has yet to be given his next fight date, along with an opponent, which leaves his career up in the air, for the moment. But apparently, former boxing pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is considering bringing him in to "The Money Team."
"When I talked to Nate Diaz, he told me [the UFC] had put him on the shelf". He said, "Since the second fight with Conor McGregor, they put me on the shelf. I'm ready to stay busy, stay active,'" Mayweather said.
Apart from his boxing skills, Diaz also holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cesar Gracie. He currently holds a professional record of 19-11, with 16 wins by stoppage. He also has the famous 'Stockton Slap' in his arsenal.
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