There is bad news for fans of the UFC’s Diaz brothers. UFC President Dana White doesn’t believe that Nick Diaz will fight in the UFC again, but hope can be held out for younger brother Nate.
Nick Diaz, whose fame was arguably surpassed by younger brother Nate in 2016, last fought in the octagon in 2015. Diaz faced arguably the pound-for-pound greatest of all time Anderson Silva on that occasion, and was defeated in a decision loss.
Since then Nick has seen a suspension thrown his way, however that has now ended. This raised hope amongst supporters of the Stockton born fighter that they may see Nick throw down once more.
However since the end of his suspension, Nick has shown very little interest in returning to the fight game. Both he and his brother Nate have stated several times that it would take a large sum of money to prompt them back.
Hopes of a return took another blow today as UFC president told MMA Junkie that he wasn’t confident of Nick Diaz returning to the UFC.
“I highly doubt it, I don’t know. I honestly don’t think that, and I can’t speak for him, you’d have to speak with Nick himself, but if you ask me – people ask me, ‘Do you think Ronda is coming back?’ No. I think Ronda’s going to retire. Ronda hasn’t retired, but my opinion is, I think she will. I don’t think Nick Diaz will ever fight again. I just don’t think he has the desire anymore.”
In more positive news, White did provide an optimistic view on a potential return of Nate. As is well known by now, Nate’s stardom rocketed into the mainstream in March 2016. This of course came from Nate’s second round RNC victory over Conor McGregor.
Those who wish to witness the Diaz brothers step into the octagon once more should place their faith in Nate, according to Dana White.
“Nate, I think that Nate probably will if something popped up, But that’s just my opinion. If you ask the Diaz brothers they might have a different opinion.”