Dana White offers update on UFC comeback for Nick Diaz

UFC president Dana White has provided an update on the potential UFC return of Nick Diaz.

For years now fans have been waiting to see whether or not the great Nick Diaz would ever make an official comeback to mixed martial arts. Some think he’s over the hill, whereas others want to know what he can bring to the table in 2021.

Nick Diaz – back in business?

Diaz last fought Anderson Silva at UFC 183, losing via unanimous decision before the result was overturned due to Anderson testing positive for drostanolone and androsterone.

After teasing the idea of a return many times, Diaz popped up in the front row at UFC 261 with Dana White eventually confirming the two were scheduled to sit down and discuss his future after the show.

During a recent interview with ESPN, White revealed how that talk went.

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“It went good,” White revealed. “My whole thing with Nick Diaz is I just question how bad he really wants to fight. We got together, we had a great conversation, talked about a possible comeback for him, I just don’t know. We’ll see how it plays out this summer and the rest of this year.”

“It’s just the amount of time that he’s taken off already,” he added. “When you hear him talk about fighting, when you hear him talk about the sport – and I sit down daily, or talk to daily, hungry, young savages that want to break into the top 10, become world champions, all that stuff. “Nick Diaz has done it all, seen it all. He’s been in big fights. I just don’t see that in him when I talk to him.”

While White clearly isn’t closed off to the idea completely, it does feel as if we’re some way off of an official fight announcement for Diaz.

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