There are some things that you don’t see every day in the sport of MMA. Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz training alongside heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is one of them.
Fortunately, fight fans got a glimpse of a training session between Diaz and Fury on Friday. The footage was brief, but it’s still an interesting interaction involving two of the most unique personalities in combat sports. Check it out in the video player above.
From the outside, looking at this looks like a strange meeting between two guys who wouldn’t normally cross paths. But considering Nick Diaz is gearing up for his return to the UFC later this year and “Gypsy King” has already expressed an interest in competing in MMA one day, things become a bit clearer.
While Diaz hasn’t competed in the UFC in over six years, he’s still one of the most experienced and smartest fighters out there. Going to him for some training tips can’t hurt, especially as he’s preparing for his return to the sport. Smart game of “Gypsy King”.
As for Fury, he is currently scheduled to fight fellow heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in August. If the undefeated English boxer can capture a victory in the massive boxing match, it could mean a crossover to the Octagon sometime in 2022.