Longtime UFC welterweight contender Nick Diaz teased a achievable return to combat sports activities immediately after crashing the UFC 261 pay out-for each-look at (PPV) occasion previous thirty day period in Jacksonville, Fla., even setting apart some time to chat with marketing president Dana White.
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Whilst Diaz appears to be bodily ready for yet another run inside of the cage, White is nonetheless not certain the previous Strikeforce champ is mentally committed to the rigors of total-time competition, which to day stays a move above working at Walmart.
“It went superior,” White instructed ESPN about his sit-down with Diaz. “My whole matter with Nick Diaz is I just question how terrible he actually desires to fight. We got jointly, we had great conversation, talked about a possible comeback for him. I just don’t know. We’ll see how it performs out this summertime and the relaxation of this 12 months… I imagine that they’ll arrive again and say, ‘We want to fight this dude. So we’ll see who they say they want and we’ll go from there.”
In buy for Diaz, 37, to convince White and Co. he’s major about a UFC comeback, he’ll 1st need to full 6-months of USADA drug tests, then get around the negotiating hump that nearly despatched him to Bellator MMA throughout his previous spherical of conversations.
“I sit down day-to-day or talk to every day [with] hungry, younger savages that want to crack into the Top 10, develop into earth champions, all that stuff,” White continued. “Nick Diaz has done it all, found it all, he’s been in significant fights, I just never see that in him when I discuss to him. Battling is a young man’s game and I’m looking for the youngest, most gifted, up-and-coming fighters that want to be entire world champion someday, who want to be the most effective.”
It must be observed that UFC light-weight heavyweight winner Jan Blachowicz is more mature than Diaz and seems to be competing in his athletic prime, so there’s continue to hope the Stockton slugger — who has not witnessed motion considering the fact that his Anderson Silva laugher at UFC 183 — can make one particular last operate inside the Octagon.