Previous UFC welterweight No. 1 contender Nick Diaz, who wore the 170-pound strap for the now-defunct Strikeforce marketing, is setting up to make his Octagon return at some position in 2021, most likely for the reason that he misses competing (or the potential to pay back his bills).
But before the Stockton slugger can lace ‘em up for a UFC comeback, he initial desires to make guaranteed his human body will respond favorably to combat camp. That is why Diaz not too long ago endured a 14-week training and food plan system to appraise his stage of fitness.
“He weighs in the 165-175 pound assortment, per his manager Kevin Mubenga,” Ariel Helwani wrote on Twitter. “This is the to start with time he cuts pounds in close to 4 many years, Mubenga mentioned. Diaz wanted to do a check minimize due to the fact he is trying to keep a near eye on the large welterweight fights coming up. He is ‘100%’ organizing on fighting once again, per Mubenga, and is concentrating on an early 2021 return.”
Diaz (26-9, 2 NC) will 1st have to complete six-months of USADA drug tests, anything that’s supplied him troubles in the earlier. He’ll also want to get above the negotiating hump that approximately despatched him to Bellator MMA the very last time he contemplated a comeback.
It is been extra than five many years given that Diaz stepped foot inside of the cage. In actuality, the 37 calendar year-previous Californian has not registered a acquire in virtually a 10 years and will no question have some thing to verify towards the new generation of welterweight contenders.
Except he just starts off with this overdue rematch.