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Nick Diaz decides against boxing

Updated: May 23, 2011, 5:33 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Nick Diaz will not venture into professional boxing after all.

Less than a month after a boxing promoter announced an agreement was in place for a match pitting Diaz against IBF super middleweight former champion Jeff Lacy, the same promoter said Diaz would remain in mixed martial arts.

"Nick is a good kid and a very exciting fighter," fight promoter Don Chargin said in a prepared statement. "Right now, he has an opportunity of a lifetime as it pertains to his MMA career. While I ...

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