Nick Diaz is back!
“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 has not competed inside the octagon since UFC 183 in January of 2015 where he suffered a decision loss to Anderson Silva. That bout was later ruled a no-contest after Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed their drug tests.
The former UFC welterweight title challenger, Diaz, will have his hands full with Jorge Masvidal.
“Gamebred” has gone 3-2 over his past five octagon appearances, scoring stoppage wins over Jake Ellenberger and Donald Cerrone in that time.
Check out how the MMA Community reacted to the Nick Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal booking.
Give me the winner after I take out Robbie, I like easy money. https://t.co/0dso3F3mX4
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 16, 2018
— Nam Phan (@NamPhanMMA) November 16, 2018
— BJ Penn (@bjpenndotcom) November 16, 2018
Nick Diaz's last 5 fights:
– Anderson Silva at UFC 183, January 2015 (NC)
– Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158, March 2013 (L)
– Carlos Condit at UFC 143, February 2012 (L)
– B.J. Penn at UFC 137, October 2011 (W)
– Paul Daley at Strikeforce, April 2011 (W)
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) November 16, 2018
DC has talked about being on UFC 235 as his final fight.
Having a co-main of Nick Diaz, should help line DC's pockets one last time.
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) November 15, 2018
Wow!!! This is the fight we all wanted!!!! Scrap for the ages!!! https://t.co/NhfjeWynGy
— Kinch (@KinchMMA) November 16, 2018