Nick Diaz Near UFC 235 Return
The long wait for the return of Nick Diaz may in-fact be over, as one of Stockton’s finest is near a deal to fight at UFC 235.
First reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Nick Diaz will return at UFC 235 on March 2nd, 2019, in a fight against Jorge Masvidal.
If the fight happens, it will be Diaz’ first fight since his loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in early 2015 but would be overturned to a no-contest after Anderson would test positive for Performance Enhancers and Diaz would also test positive for marijuana.
Diaz would then enter a long legal battle with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and USADA following the test failure, but would settle with a one-year suspension, allowing him back inside the Octagon in early 2019.
Masvidal will also return to the Octagon after a hiatus, not competing since his loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC 217 in 2017.