Huge news for fans of Nick Diaz!
UFC President Dana White tells ESPN that the former Strikeforce welterweight champion will be returning to the octagon on March 2 at UFC 235 against Jorge Masvidal.
Breaking: The UFC is close to finalizing Nick Diaz's return to the Octagon, per Dana White. The fight is Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas. Diaz's first appearance in more than four years. Story coming soon to @ESPN.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 15, 2018
“Breaking: The UFC is close to finalizing Nick Diaz’s return to the Octagon, per Dana White. The fight is Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas. Diaz’s first appearance in more than four years. Story coming soon to @ESPN.” – Brett Okamoto
Nick Diaz was last seen in action nearly four years ago at UFC 183, where he suffered a decision loss to Anderson Silva. That result was eventually overturned to a no-contest, this after “The Spider” tested positive for PED’s and Diaz was flagged for marijuana.
Nick’s most recent octagon victory came way back at UFC 137 when he defeated BJ Penn in a legendary “fight of the night” earning battle.
Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal will be looking to snap a two-fight losing skid when he squares off with Nick Diaz on March 2 in Las Vegas.
Masvidal is coming off decision losses to former title challengers Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson in his most recent efforts.
Prior to the setbacks, Jorge has strung together three-straight victories which included stoppage wins over Jake Ellenberger and Donald Cerrone.
Who do you think will emerge victorious when Nick Diaz and Jorge Masvidal throw down at UFC 235?