UFC Welterweight Nick Diaz is Ready to Return

Nick-Diaz-UFC-137-Press-01UFC welterweight Nick Diaz is ready to return to fighting.

The 29-year-old Stockton, Calif., native called UFC president Dana White during the UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman event weekend and asked for a fight.

“He said he broke up with his girlfriend and wants a fight. Dana, get me a fight,” said White following the UFC 162 post-fight press conference.

After his loss to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 on March 16 – his last outing – Diaz (26-9, 1 no contest) hinted at retirement.

“I have to decide if I even want to do this anymore,” he said. “To be honest, I don’t know if I really got any more.

“I don’t make excuses; I think I’m done with mixed martial arts. I’m tired of getting banged up like this.”

Diaz has decided and his decision is he wants to fight.

Nick Diaz is under contract with the UFC.  Whenever Nick Diaz wants a fight, we’ll be more than happy to get him a fight,” said the UFC president.

White didn’t provide any further details.  It’s unknown when Diaz will be back in action or against whom, but it appears he will be back in the UFC Octagon.

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