Nick Diaz Makes Appearance At UFC 170, Seeks Title Shot Upon His Return

Nick Diaz Makes Appearance At UFC 170, Seeks Title Shot Upon His Return

Nick Diaz doesn’t have a lot of demands in regards to making a return to the UFC.

But the one he does have, is a pretty big one.

“I’m talking about a title fight match up,” said Diaz, in an interview with FOX Sports while attending UFC 170 Saturday night. “Bottom line. I’m the only draw here. Bottom line.”

Diaz announced his retirement following a loss to Georges St-Pierre. He has been rumored for a return, even being offered a fight that he turned down, according to UFC president Dana White.

The former Strikeforce champion cited his ability to put together “like the third biggest (PPV)” with GSP as his reason for asking for the winner of March’s Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler fight that will determine a new champion.

“People want to see me fight, they want to see someone get knocked out or someone get tapped out,” he added, “or they want to see me get my ass whooped like they’ve been waiting to see but they still don’t get to see.”

Diaz was on hand supporting Ronda Rousey, who successfully defended her UFC female bantamweight title in the main event with a win over Sara McMann. Being on scene for a major event showed Diaz he is missing something in his life.

“I miss feeling like I have something important coming up sometimes,” he said. “As far as missing fighting? No. I don’t miss going in to get my ass beat.”

5 COMMENTS
  • Screenplaya says:

    Sure, on some level, Nick Diaz is a deranged sociopath. But, on the other hand, I would LOVE to see him fight the winner of Hendricks/Lawler, or better yet, fight Matt Brown for the right to that matchup.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    The numbers for the gsp ppv were huge, and a lot of that was because of Diaz.

    I am a huge fan of his, but we all know he doesnt deserve a shot, and most likely wont get one, but I miss watching him fight, and I agree with screenplaya, that fight with matt brown would crazy awesome. One I’ve been wanting for a while now

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    This is even more interesting since Nate requested to be released from his UFC contract on twitter today. Stating that its time for him to be on his way

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Zuffa gonna regret letting Gilbert get that deal so publicly, now everyone gonna be testing the waters so to speak. Personally would rather see the Diaz boys in Bellator anyway

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Zuffa gonna regret letting Gilbert get that deal so publicly, now everyone gonna be testing the waters so to speak. Personally would rather see the Diaz boys in Bellator anyway

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