According to BJPenn‘s Chris Taylor, a source close to Floyd Mayweather’s camp has reported that the undefeated boxer has reached out to Nate Diaz and asked the UFC fighter to join Mayweather’s infamous Money Team (TMT).
A source close to the Mayweather camp has told me that Floyd Mayweather has reached out to Nate Diaz about joining TMT (The Money Team)
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) January 18, 2017
These reports have not been confirmed yet, though Diaz has stated he plans on getting into boxing.
Nate Diaz is a lightweight in the UFC. Along with his other brother, middleweight Nick Diaz, he was one of the biggest draws in the promotion.
Nate has recently made an even bigger name for himself thanks to his rivalry with current Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. Diaz is one of only three men to defeat McGregor, and the only one to do so in the UFC.
Nate recently stated, however, that he wants to get into boxing. He told EsNews that he has been trying to get out of his UFC contract for years and plans on getting his boxing license:
The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that it has received Diaz’s application for a boxing license, and they expect to grant it to him:
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. We welcome Nate and his older brother, Nick, to fight in Las Vegas, whether it’s with the UFC or a boxing promoter.
No word yet from Dana White or the UFC on Nate Diaz’s foray into the world of boxing.