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Nick Diaz admits he was "backed into" return fight against Robbie Lawler: "I didn't go in there to win"

Josh Evanoff - April 3, 2023

Over a year and a half on from his return, Nick Diaz has discussed all the controversy behind it. In September 2021, the former Strikeforce champion made his return to the cage against Robbie Lawler. The bout was a rematch of their prior encounter at UFC 47 in 2004. In that outing, Diaz won by first-round knockout.

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Nick Diaz reveals he’s asked to fight “as soon as possible”, hints at two potential opponents for UFC return

Harry Kettle - March 8, 2023

UFC veteran Nick Diaz has revealed that he wants to make his return to the promotion at some point later this year. For many years now, Nick Diaz has been viewed as a real fan favourite in mixed martial arts. He may not always end up in the win column, in fact, he hasn’t won since October 2011. Still, he has the kind of personality that will always leave him looking good in the eyes of his supporters.

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Nick Diaz says he would've been UFC double-champion if he hadn't been "f*cked over" in career: "These motherf*ckers are lucky"

Josh Evanoff - January 30, 2023

UFC middleweight Nick Diaz believes he could’ve been a double-champion if things hadn’t gone awry. The fan-favorite has been out of action since his rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 in September 2021. In that outing, Diaz had some early success with the striking, even winning round one. However, ‘Ruthless’ wound up scoring a third-round stoppage after dropping the Stockton native.

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Former UFC title challenger Nick Diaz set to make acting debut alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme

Susan Cox - January 25, 2023

Former UFC title challenger Nick Diaz is set to make his acting debut alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. Diaz (26-10 MMA) has won titles under the banners of Strikeforce, WEC, and IFC prior to challenging for gold inside the Octagon.

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Nick Diaz slams Tony Ferguson's fighting style: "It’s like a spastic type of person who makes up for a lack of technique"

Lewis Simpson - January 13, 2023

It’s safe to say Nick Diaz is not a fan of what Tony Ferguson brings to the octagon. Ferguson’s unique fighting style has caused the most elite fighters in the UFC difficulties over the years. It’s one of the main components of his mixed martial arts success.

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Chael Sonnen claims Jorge Masvidal vs. Nick Diaz was previously discussed by the UFC: “Masvidal never co-signed it. I don’t know why.”

Zain Bando - January 5, 2023

Chael Sonnen is one of the most outspoken faces in the sport of MMA. Post-retirement, he has been seen breaking down fights, serving as a commentator and analyst while also hosting his famed “Bad Guy Inc.” YouTube show discussing all things in the world of mixed martial arts. During a whirlwind week of MMA news, which included Dana White slapping his wife, “Power Slap” being delayed a week and more, some potential fight news was brought up by Sonnen in a recent edition of the show. Jorge Masvidal, a former UFC welterweight title challenger, will aim to get back into title contention in 2023. Against who, however, is a different story.

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Laura Sanko disagrees with Nick Diaz's recent callout of Israel Adesanya: "I wouldn't want to see him fight Izzy"

Josh Evanoff - December 19, 2022

UFC analyst Laura Sanko hopes that Nick Diaz’s callout of Israel Adesanya doesn’t come to fruition. The Stockton native has been out of action since his rematch with Robbie Lawler in September 2021. The bout ended a six-year hiatus for the former Strikeforce champion, as he hadn’t competed since his no-contest with Anderson Silva in January 2015.

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Nick Diaz vows to make comeback in 2023, targets Israel Adesanya: "I’m just gonna be a whole new me"

Cole Shelton - December 12, 2022

Nick Diaz says he will fight again in 2023. Diaz made his return to the Octagon at UFC 266 and suffered a TKO loss to Robbie Lawler. Although he lost the fight, Diaz is confident he is getting better, and even at 39 years old, he’s confident he can still fight at a high level.

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Coach wants to see Nick Diaz return against Conor McGregor but uncertain if the Stockton native would take it: "He looks at that as Nate's fight"

Cole Shelton - August 8, 2022

Cesar Gracie is hoping Nick Diaz will fight Conor McGregor in his return. Diaz made his long-awaited and highly-anticipated return to the UFC back last September and suffered a TKO loss to Robbie Lawler. However, Gracie has since said Diaz is looking to return in the early parts of 2023 and now he hopes Diaz faces McGregor.

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Cesar Gracie reveals Nick Diaz competed with two ruptured discs in his neck against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266: “He just didn’t have any strength”

Susan Cox - August 8, 2022

Cesar Gracie has revealed that Nick Diaz competed with two ruptured discs in his neck against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. It was Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA) vs Robbie Lawler (29-16 MMA) back in September of 2021 in the middleweight match-up. Lawler was the victor via TKO at 44 seconds of the third round.

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Robbie Lawler admits Nick Diaz fight got him excited to fight again: "I thank him"

Josh Evanoff - June 30, 2022

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has found his fire again, and he thanks Nick Diaz for that. ‘Ruthless’ has been struggling in the octagon since 2016. Lawler lost his UFC welterweight strap to Tyron Woodley in July of that year, and he was unable to get back on the right track. Following that defeat, he went 1-4 in the cage, with defeats to names such as Colby Covington and Ben Askren.

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Dana White shoots down Kamaru Usman vs. Nick Diaz: "I don't want to see Nick get hurt"

Josh Evanoff - June 8, 2022

UFC President Dana White isn’t going to let Kamaru Usman fight Nick Diaz. Last month, the Stockton-native called out ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’. Despite coming off a loss to Robbie Lawler last September, Diaz thought he would beat Usman. The callout received a lot of attention in the MMA community.

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Dustin Poirier says it sucked to see Nick Diaz looked like a shadow of his former self at UFC 266: “I’m such a big fan”

Susan Cox - June 3, 2022

Dustin Poirier is speaking out about how it sucked to see Nick Diaz look like a shadow of his former self at UFC 266. It was Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA) vs Robbie Lawler (29-15 MMA) in the middleweight bout back in September of 2021 at UFC 266 in Paradise, Nevada. The outcome was Lawler defeating Diaz with a third round TKO.

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Brendan Schaub not a fan of Nick Diaz challenging Kamaru Usman: "It doesn't make a ton of sense"

Josh Evanoff - May 31, 2022

Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub is among those who don’t want to see Nick Diaz fight Kamaru Usman. Earlier this month, the former Strikeforce champion stated that he would love a fight against Usman. Despite coming off a loss to Robbie Lawler last September at UFC 266, Diaz believes that he would do well against the UFC welterweight champion. However, the bout is unlikely to happen.

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Chase Hooper scolds John McCarthy for suggesting Kamaru Usman would get “lit up” by Nick Diaz: “Probably one of the worst MMA takes I’ve seen”

Susan Cox - May 31, 2022

Chase Hopper has scolded John McCarthy for suggesting Kamaru Usman would get ‘lit up’ by Nick Diaz. During a recent interview with ‘TMZ’, Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA) indicated he’s targeting an end-of-year return and he’d like to challenge Kamaru Usman (20-1 MMA) for the title.

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John McCarthy says he “wouldn’t mind” seeing Nick Diaz fight for a title next: “That doesn’t mean that I am talking about the welterweight title”

Susan Cox - May 31, 2022

John McCarthy expressed his thoughts on seeing Nick Diaz get a title fight next. McCarthy, 59, the former legendary UFC referee, during a ‘Weighing In’ podcast with Josh Thomson, discussed what he believes should be next for Nick Diaz.

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Now in retirement, Paul Daley announces he'd return to fight Jorge Masvidal and Nick Diaz: "Those two fights, that's it"

Josh Evanoff - May 16, 2022

Former Bellator welterweight contender Paul Daley confirms he’s done fighting. Well, that’s unless he’s offered a fight with Jorge Masvidal or Nick Diaz. ‘Semtex’ had his swan song last Friday night at Bellator 281 in London. The 39-year-old knocked out Wendell Giácomo in his final fight, a fitting end to his career. However, it may not be the end after all.

Stephen Thompson
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Stephen Thompson wants to fight Nick or Nate Diaz next: “Who wouldn’t love good striking battle?!”

Susan Cox - April 27, 2022

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has set his sights on fighting Nick or Nate Diaz next. Thompson, (16-6 MMA) has a disappointing record of losing his last two fights in a row, to Belal Muhammad (21-3 MMA) and Gilbert Burns (20-5 MMA) respectively. Currently positioned at #7 in the UFC welterweight rankings, he’s got the reputation of being one of the most accomplished strikers and well as one of the most respected fighters in the sport.