Nick Diaz seems ready to return to the Octagon after almost 2 years away. Diaz last fought Anderson Silva in January of 2015, losing via unanimous decision before the fight was eventually ruled a no contest as Silva test positive for PED's and Diaz for marijuana. Nick then received an initial 5-year suspension and $165,000 fine, which was reduced to 18-months and $100,000, $75k worth of which he still owes the NSAC. Diaz must pay this fine before Dec. 1 or prior to his first fight.
Dana White went on "The Buzzer" on FOX Sports, and told them "Nick wants to fight", "Nick's ready to go again. I've got to figure that out".
Nick's return will be monumental, as he is one of the most popular and polarizing fighters in the fight game, and draws a lot of attention for his antics and skill. Diaz is looking for a big money fight and we will just have to see how the 170-pound division shakes out in the coming weeks to find out who Nick will look to go head to head with, with there being rumors of GSP-Nick 2, but those are merely rumors. Nick is one of the best welterweights ever and I am anxiously awaiting his return.
The Diaz brothers are huge for this sport, and Nick poses some of the best boxing and jiu-jitsu in MMA, and brings that fearless, in-you-face Stockton attitude to every fight.