MMA president clears up rumors former welterweight contender was making a comeback.
UFC president Dana White has poured water on the rumors Nick Diaz had contacted him interested in making a comeback to the Octagon.
For weeks rumors swirled that the former contender at 170lb was interested in getting back to work after his loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158.
However, speaking after UFC on FOX 8 last weekend, White said there a “miscommunication” between the promotion and Diaz’ camp.
The Stockton native’s desire to get back to fighting stemmed from a recent break-up with his girlfriend.
White said he had made contact with Diaz recently but said a comeback or even fighting was not discussed.
“We didn’t talk about a fight,” White said. “(We talked about) other s–t.”
Yet the UFC executive couldn’t say for sure whether Diaz was completely opposed to fighting again.
“Nick Diaz isn’t an easy read,” White said.
Since his left the UFC in March Diaz has maintained some links to the sport that made him a household name, starting his own promotion WAR MMA.
The first card was held on June 22 in his hometown which attracted a decent level of fighters in the 12 fights on the main and preliminary cards.