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Nick Diaz Reportedly Returning to UFC Next Year

September 9, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz could be making his return to fighting for the first time in six years in 2021. Ariel Helwani reports that according to Diaz’s manager Kevin Mubenga, Diaz is “100%” planning on fighting in the UFC with an early 2021 return date. You can see Helwani’s post to Twitter below.

Diaz has not fought since he lost the main event of UFC 183 to Anderson Silva in January 31st, 2015. That fight became a no contest bout after Silva tested positive for drostanolone and androsterone and Diaz tested positive for marijuana.

This is Nick Diaz earlier today. He weighs in the 175-165 pound range, per his manager Kevin Mubenga. He just completed a 14-week diet and training regimen. This is the first time he cuts weight in approximately four years, Mubenga said. Diaz wanted to do a test cut because he is keeping a close eye on the big welterweight fights coming up. He is “100%” planning on fighting again, per Mubenga, and is targeting an early 2021 return.

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