Have we seen the last of Nick Diaz?
Dana White thinks so.
“I don’t think Nick Diaz will ever fight again,” he told MMAJunkie. “I just don’t think he has the desire anymore.”
Diaz, a welterweight, has a career record of 26-9 MMA and 7-6 in UFC. He hasn’t fought — inside the Octagon anyway — since January 2015, when he lost to Anderson Silva. But the loss was changed to a no content when both fighters tested positive for banned substances. The Nevada Athletic Commission suspended Diaz for five years, then reduced the ban to 18 months during a settlement hearing. He was also fined $100,000.
Diaz, 33, has fought outside the ring, through. After his younger brother, Nate, lost to Conor McGregor in last August, Nick Diaz was involved in a wild brawl at a Las Vegas Club. No one was (seriously) hurt.
He’s also had his share of wild moments, and Bleacher Report chronicled them. Among them: After he lost to Joe Riggs at UFC 57, he went after him in the hospital, and after he blew off several press conferences, White pulled the plug on a title match with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 137.
“The things that you have to do to get to the UFC, let alone break into the top 10 or the top 5 or be a world champion, you have to love it,” White said.” I just don’t think that Nick loves it anymore.”