It’s been six and a half years since Nick Diaz fought, but he’s in a confident mood ahead of his clash with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266.
The last time we saw Diaz was in a thriller versus a debut Anderson Silva. Now 38, Diaz returns to the UFC in a rematch of his fight at UFC 47 with Robbie Lawler in 2004.
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Diaz is set to return to the UFC Octagon
While 16 years may have passed since that first meeting and fathers’ time waits for no one, Diaz believes he is a far more dangerous fighter than he was before his hiatus from competition and just like the first time they met, Diaz thinks he’s going to win.
“I’m going to be really unstoppable after making the right decisions,” he said. “I’m going to beat Robbie again.
Diaz and his brother, Nate, are two of the most beloved characters in the world of MMA. Both men love to fight and as ju-jitsu students under the guidance of Cesar Gracie, they have given the sport a lot.
Fans love the Diaz brothers
When the two Diaz brothers fight you know it’s gonna be a war and against a striker like Lawler it’s guaranteed fireworks when Nick returns.
UFC president Dana White previously suggested he wasn’t too excited about Diaz’s return, but ultimately lit the green light for the return earlier this summer.
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Nick Diaz returns to UFC after six-year hiatus
Six years out of the Octagon is a long time and for a 38-year-old, coming back with hungry and dangerous young fighters might not be the best idea.
However, matching him up with Lawler, a former world champion who still holds the name’s worth despite losing his last four fights and his 39, actually makes sense.
UFC 266 takes place on September 25 with the featherweight title showdown between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega alongside Valentina Shevchenko against Lauren Murph.