The MMA Community reacts to the return of Nick Diaz!

Nick Diaz, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nick Diaz is back!

This according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who reported earlier today that the former Strikeforce champion would be returning at UFC 235 to battle 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

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.