Former Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz will make his return to action in May – it just isn’t going to be inside a cage.
Diaz, who announced his retirement from MMA following a loss to Carlos Condit earlier this year, will compete at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo on May 12 from Long Beach, California. No opponent has named yet for the proud Stocktonian who himself has not competed in a BJJ match in years.
Diaz is a black belt in BJJ under Cesar Gracie. Gracie, who also doubles as his manager, reported news of the match-up to MMAFighting. Apparently, the WJJE decided that Diaz should compete in a superfight instead of entering a tournament, as the controversial Californian had originally planned to do.
A press release from the WJJE has since confirmed the initial story.
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