Ben Askren reacts to Nick Diaz comeback news

Ben Askren, Conor McGregor, Nick Diaz
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Former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight titleholder Ben Askren has chimed in on the news that Nick Diaz is plotting a comeback.

Diaz, the former Strikeforce welterweight champ and a former UFC welterweight title challenger, has reportedly undergone a test weight cut and is plotting a comeback in 2021. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani shared this exciting news on Sunday evening.

“This is Nick Diaz earlier today,” Helwani reported. “He weighs in the 175-165 pound range, per his manager Kevin Mubenga. He just completed a 14-week diet and training regimen. This is the first time he cuts weight in approximately four years, Mubenga said. Diaz wanted to do a test cut because he is keeping a close eye on the big welterweight fights coming up. He is ‘100%’ planning on fighting again, per Mubenga, and is targeting an early 2021 return.”

It did not take long for Ben Askren, one of the most outspoken figures in the sport, to chime in on this Nick Diaz news.

Askren shared his reaction on Twitter, and somewhat surprisingly, conceded that he’s “in” for a Diaz comeback.

“There are just some guys people will watch no matter what,” Askren wrote. “Even if they haven’t won a fight in almost a decade. I’m in for a Diaz comeback.”

Who do you want to see Nick Diaz fight in his return to the Octagon?