One of the most controversial fighters to ever compete inside the UFC is Nick Diaz. His post-fight antics are one thing, but his taunts inside the cage are legendary. Diaz has been out of action for some time now, and it was rumored that he finally was offered an intriguing bout.
However, Dana White shot down these rumors quickly, telling MMA Fighting via text the following:
“Nobody at the UFC talked to Gracie or anyone else that reps Nick,”
Diaz’s last UFC outing was against welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who has able to beat him down for five rounds. Despite losing a dominant decision, Diaz still felt like he has what it takes to be a champion. However, until an interesting matchup was offered to Diaz, he will more than likely retire as a fighter.
Since fighting against GSP, Diaz started his own MMA promotion called War, which put together its first card last month. It was an entertaining first event, but it’s obvious that Diaz’s true talent is fighting. Hopefully, the UFC can reach out to him and his manager Cesar Gracie in hopes of putting something together.
Diaz is one of the most popular fighters in the sport, so it would behoove the UFC to get him back inside the cage and earning them money in terms of pay per view draws. He expressed his interests in fighting Anderson Silva, but Silva’s most recent loss to Chris Weidman will prevent that fight from happening any time soon.
Another intriguing matchup for Diaz would be against Josh Koscheck, who has also been a controversial figure in the sport. Both compete in the same weight division, so that fight is there, especially if Koscheck can come out victorious against one of the best grapplers in all of MMA, Demian Maia.