Nick Diaz planning sensational UFC comeback after FIVE YEARS away following drugs ban as 37-year-old fan-favourite undergoes intensive training regime and test weight cut
- Nick Diaz, brother of Nate, is one of the biggest stars the UFC has produced
- He is loved for no-nonsense style but has not fought in octagon for five years
- He was fined and banned in Nevada after failing a drugs test in 2015
- Diaz’s manager Kevin Mubenga said he now weighs in the 175-165 pound range
UFC fan favourite Nick Diaz is planning a sensational return to the octagon next year.
Diaz, brother of Nate, has been out of action for five years but the eccentric Stockton fighter is working hard on a comeback.
His manager Kevin Mubenga confirmed to Ariel Helwani that Diaz is ‘100 per cent’ planning to fight again in 2021 and currently weighs in the ‘175-165 pound range’, showing off a picture of the fighter looking in good condition.
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 … pic.twitter.com/5A8EvyLeUn
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 7, 2020
Nick Diaz looks in superb condition and is preparing for a UFC comeback in 2021
Many believed Diaz would never fight competitively in MMA again after he was banned and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in 2015 for failing a drug test due to marijuana metabolites.
But if the latest information and short clip are anything to go by then Diaz means business and is looking for fights at welterweight again.
He has been working hard on a 14-week training camp and even performed a test weight cut.
Diaz, 37, last fought in 2015 against Anderson Silva but both of them failed drugs tests
Diaz lost to Silva by unanimous decision but the bout was later ruled as a no contest
In a short video shared by Helwani, Diaz looks in fantastic condition as he poses for the camera.
Diaz’s last contest was a unanimous decision defeat by MMA legend Anderson Silva but it was later ruled a no contest after they both failed drugs tests.
Initially, Diaz was given a massive five-year ban but that was later reduced and he has been free to compete again for the last four years.
In the meantime, he has been supporting his brother Nate, who shot to elevated levels of fame with his two fights against Conor McGregor, producing a stunning submission in the first before losing a decision in the rematch.