UFC President Dana White revealed that he had a good talk with UFC fighter Nick Diaz about his comeback fight in the UFC and what he wants in his career at this point.
UFC 261 was an amazing event with fans back in the arena. Apart from the amazing knockouts and great fights, whats caught everyone’s attention was Nick Diaz in the crowd. After the event, Dana White revealed that he is going to have a chat with Nick Diaz. For the past few months, there were speculations regarding Diaz’s comeback. The elder Diaz on many occasions recently said that he wants to get back to fighting in 2021.
Dana White talks about Nick Diaz
Nick Diaz is a true veteran of the sport and surely one of the biggest names in combat sport. While White said the meeting went well, he still doubts what will motivate Diaz to fight.
“It went good,” White told ESPN. “My whole thing with Nick Diaz is I just question how bad he really wants to fight. We got together, we had a great conversation, talked about a possible comeback for him, I just don’t know. We’ll see how it plays out this summer and the rest of this year.”
Diaz, 37, has been in great shape recently and is working hard for this comeback. But for a fighter who has been on the top of the game fighting for world titles, it’s hard to get that fire again in the latter part of their career.
“It’s just the amount of time that he’s taken off already,” White said. “When you hear him talk about fighting, when you hear him talk about the sport – and I sit down daily, or talk to daily, hungry, young savages that want to break into the top 10, become world champions, all that stuff. Nick Diaz has done it all, seen it all. He’s been in big fights. I just don’t see that in him when I talk to him.”
“He’s a grown man,” White said. “This guy says ‘I want to fight,’ we agreed to a fight, and doctors say he’s fit to fight, it has nothing to do with me. …
“At this point in his career, I think that they’ll come back and say ‘we want to fight this guy,’ so we’ll see who they say they want, then we’ll go from there.”
There’s no update about who Diaz will be fighting in his comeback fight.
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