Dana White Casts Doubt On Nick Diaz’s UFC Return
UFC President Dana White isn’t exactly sold on Nick Diaz having the desire to step back inside the Octagon.
Diaz and his team had the MMA world buzzing by teasing a return to pro MMA competition. Footage surfaced of Diaz training and he looked to be in fighting shape. Recently, White said he’s willing to offer the Stockton native a fight.
While the UFC boss appeared to be optimistic at first, he’s changing his tune a bit. During an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, White confirmed he had a meeting with Diaz (h/t BJPenn.com).
“(The meeting) went good. My whole thing with Nick Diaz is that I just question how bad he really wants to fight. We got together, we had a great conversation, and talked about a possible comeback for him. I just don’t know. We’ll see how it plays out this summer and the rest of the year.
“Just the amount of time that he’s taken off already. When you hear him talk about fighting when you hear him talk about the sport. And I sit down daily or talk to daily hungry, young savages who want to break into the top-10 and become world champions and all the stuff. And Nick Diaz has done it all and seen it all and he’s been in big fights. I just don’t see that in him when I talk to him.”