LAS VEGAS – Some in the MMA sphere are buzzing about a likely Nick Diaz return in 2021, but UFC president Dana White does not appear quite as enthusiastic.
At the Dana White’s Contender Collection 32 write-up-fight information meeting Tuesday, White gave his feelings on the claimed 14-week teaching camp Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) just lately went by means of and the return options his staff has projected to the media.
“Listen, the Nick Diaz detail,” White reported. “First of all, we would by no means have introduced that or done that. We’ll see how this factor performs out. I don’t have any expectations by any means. We’ll see what takes place.”
White was asked a abide by-up question as to whether or not it was a wait around-and-see circumstance, to which the UFC president responded, “Yeah.”
As for new talks, White confirmed the two events have been in frequent interaction, but indicated that is not out of the standard – a assert White also made this previous December.
“There’s been conversing, but there’s been conversing for decades,” White stated.
Diaz has not competed in professional MMA competition due to the fact UFC 183 in January 2015 – additional than 5 years in the past. Also, Diaz hasn’t gained a fight since he conquer B.J. Penn at UFC 137 in October 2011. He is now 36 decades aged.
DWCS 32 took put Tuesday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+.
Verify out Dana White’s whole DWCS 32 write-up-struggle news convention in the video clip above.