Nick Diaz’s last bout went down in January, 2015, and Dana White believes that fight marked the last time the Stockton star stepped in the Octagon.
The 33 year-old took on Anderson Silva that month, and although he lost the bout via decision, it was eventually to a no-contest, as a result of the latter testing positive for PEDs (Silva denied knowingly taking any banned substances). Since then, there’s been no shortage of talk as to when Diaz will fight again. But, in a recent interview White did with MMA Junkie, the UFC President said this about the outspoken fighter:
“I highly doubt it,” White said while discussing whether Diaz will fight again. “I don’t know. I honestly don’t think that, and I can’t speak for him, you’d have to speak with Nick himself, but if you ask me – people ask me, ‘Do you think Ronda (Rousey) is coming back?’ No. I think Ronda’s going to retire. Ronda hasn’t retired, but my opinion is, I think she will. I don’t think Nick Diaz will ever fight again. I just don’t think he has the desire anymore.”
Now sure, Diaz boosters would likely argue the reality is that the UFC’s not willing to pay Diaz what he wants. That in other words, it’s not about not wanting to fight anymore, it’s about getting paid. Either way, it certainly doesn’t sound like we”ll see Diaz fighting anytime soon.