Dana White on Nick Diaz’s UFC Return: ‘Wants to Fight’

Dana White on Nick Diaz’s UFC Return: ‘Wants to Fight’


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Nick Diaz (L) and Anderson Silva fight in a middleweight bout during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During the UFC 261 pay-per-view on Saturday night, MMA superstar Nick Diaz was shown in the audience. And according to UFC president Dana White, he’s ready to fight.

Diaz (26-9, 2 no-contest) hasn’t competed since 2015 when he fought former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Diaz teased his return to the Octagon late in 2020, but fight fans haven’t heard much since.

That changed after the fights on Saturday.

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GettyNick Diaz leaves the arena after his bout with Anderson Silva during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

White was asked by the media during post-fight presser about Diaz’s appearance at UFC 261, and the UFC president confirmed Diaz wasn’t just there to spectate.

“Yeah, Nick wants to fight,” White said.

White was then asked if he was going to give Diaz a fight, and the UFC president responded, “Sure.”

In terms of an opponent and date, White said, “We’ll see how this goes.”

“He’s waiting for me in the back right now, I’m going to go talk to him.”

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