Nate Diaz Applying For Boxing License

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

Bob Bennett, an executive director with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) confirmed to ESPN that Diaz has started the process.

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Bennett also confirmed to ESPN that Diaz paid a $50,000 fine to the NAC, stemming from the bottle throwing incident with UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor at a UFC 202 press conference, as well as submitted footage of himself boxing. The NAC is expected to approve his license.

Diaz is coming off of a career year in 2016, submitting then UFC Featherweight Champion (now lightweight champion) Conor McGregor at UFC 196, then losing a decision to McGregor at UFC 202.

Speaking of McGregor, he has been approved by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for a boxing license, but legal issues are preventing him from getting one in Nevada.

Diaz, who hasn’t made any comments publicly on the matter, has been a longtime training partner for boxing standout Andre Ward, Diaz has yet to compete as a boxer on either the amateur or the professional level.

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