Tyron Woodley thinks that Nick Diaz has already accomplished sufficient to make a place in the UFC Hall of Fame.
The eldest of the two Diaz brothers, Nick (37 several years aged), hasn’t fought for more than 5 several years and has just a person victory in opposition to B.J. Penn considering that switching about from Strikeforce in 2011. He has amassed a 26-9 (2 NC) history and has fought some of the toughest opponents in the Octagon such as Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva.
In accordance to Woodley, he is a person of the initial “bad boys” of the UFC, and warrants a location in the hall, even nevertheless he has never ever claimed a title with the corporation.
“I think he’s carried out sufficient in his occupation, in my opinion, to be inducted into the Corridor of Fame,” Tyron Woodley told TMZ Sports. “He was just one of the first negative boys. There is some folks in the Corridor of Fame that had by no means won a world title, regardless of whether it is just a fight, there is so a lot of various categories of it.
“When you consider about it, he arrived in excess of from Strikeforce, he experienced a mad name then, and I believe you’ve received to choose some of that into account when you’re pondering about a Hall of Fame inductee,” Woodley continued. “They acquired the organization, they purchased the legal rights to all those people fights, so I believe the accolades have to occur with that.”
Former Strikeforce winner, Diaz is rumoured to be generating a return to the Octagon in 2021 and seems in incredible form forward of his planned return.
The wellterweight not too long ago laid out strategies for his to start with fight in shut to five decades, even endeavor a check battle camp and a bodyweight slice. Whilst some users of the MMA community are sceptical that he’ll stick to as a result of on this plan, he certainly looks to be in prime condition.
Photographer Scott Hirano a short while ago snapped some pictures of Diaz placing in operate in the health club, and the eldest Diaz brother seemed like he has not missed a day of education because his previous battle. Look at out the visuals shared by ESPN underneath:
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