HomeUFCDana White says he ‘had a great conversation’ with Nick Diaz about a potential return
Dana White says he ‘had a great conversation’ with Nick Diaz about a potential return
May 11, 2021
Dana White did certainly discuss to Nick Diaz after UFC 261 and he stated the dialog was a great one.
Diaz has hinted at a return to combating for years, however this time round, many consider he’s severe. In accordance with White, he says the dialog was nice, however he’s unsure if the Stockton native will certainly return.
“It went good. My complete factor with Nick Diaz is I simply query how unhealthy he actually needs to combat,” White stated to ESPN. “We obtained collectively, we had a fantastic dialog, talked a few potential comeback for him, I simply don’t know. We’ll see the way it performs out this summer time and the remainder of this 12 months.”
In accordance with Dana White, the rationale why he isn’t offered on a possible Nick Diaz return is as a result of truth he’s anxious in regards to the layoff and doesn’t actually consider he’s desirous to return. The UFC president says he talks to younger, hungry fighters day by day and doesn’t get that very same sense from Diaz.
“It’s simply the period of time that he’s taken off already,” White added. “While you hear him discuss combating, once you hear him discuss in regards to the sport – and I sit down day by day or discuss to day by day hungry, younger savages that need to break into the top-10, develop into world champions, all that stuff – Nick Diaz has completed all of it, seen all of it. He’s been in huge fights. I simply don’t see that in him once I discuss to him.”
Nick Diaz is now 37-years-old and has not fought since UFC 183 the place he misplaced a choice to Anderson Silva. Nonetheless, the combat was overturned to a no contest after each males examined optimistic. Previous to that, he misplaced a choice to Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title and dropped a choice to Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title.
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