Is Nick Diaz considering a return to blended martial arts (MMA)?
Perhaps … or possibly he simply bought excessive sooner or later and determined to battle Rafael dos Anjos for no obvious motive. Both approach, there was sufficient curiosity for UFC matchmaker, Sean Shelby, to get on the horn and pitch the battle to the not-lazy Brazilian for this weekend’s fight sports activities occasion.
And Diaz wasn’t the one recognizable identify bandied about.
“We talked about another choices,” Dos Anjos informed MMAjunkie.com. “(Santiago) Ponzinibbio, (Jorge) Masvidal and even (UFC matchmaker) Sean (Shelby) referred to as me to say, ‘Hey, Nick Diaz is likely to be occupied with a battle with you.’ Issues didn’t work out and the one identify they throw for me was Kevin. He’s a high contender at light-weight developing a division and I can’t sit on my couch ready for the right battle. I’ve set to work.”
Diaz, in the meantime, is making use of for that greeter job at his native Walmart.
Dos Anjos in the end settled on Kevin Lee for the UFC on ESPN+ 10 headliner, which takes place this Sat. evening (Might 18, 2019) inside Blue Cross Enviornment in Rochester, New York. Each fighters have moved to welterweight after years of grueling weight cuts at 155 kilos.
As for Diaz, now 35, he hasn’t competed contained in the Octagon since his middleweight “no contest” in opposition to Anderson Silva on the UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) again in early 2015, a battle by which each combatants flunked pre-fight drug checks.
I assume he doesn’t want the cash since his “well-known” brother is an A-Listing enterprise man.
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