Quote of the Day: Diaz Abandons Boxing Idea; Rumored Bout With GSP Gaining Steam?

Nick Diaz. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

"Nick is a good kid and a very exciting fighter. Right now he has an opportunity of a lifetime as it pertains to his MMA career. While I don't doubt that Nick and his team were serious about taking the big step into boxing, it only makes sense for him to finish what he started and see how far he can go in MMA before he does anything in boxing. It's all about timing... we began these discussions over two years ago and nobody would have imagined the type of demand that there currently is for Nick as a mixed martial artist."

- Longtime boxing promoter Don Chargin comments via a press release today on Nick Diaz's decision to focus on his mixed martial arts career and not pursue a proposed bout against Jeff Lacy this fall.

According to Chargin, Diaz has the "opportunity of a lifetime" upcoming in MMA. Could a long-awaited shot at Georges St. Pierre be more than just a rumor at this point?

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