After an absence of almost three years from the octagon, Nickolas Robert ‘Nick’ Diaz is headed back to the canvas to dust of his cage rust.
According to tweet shared by ESPN’s journalist Brett Okamoto, Nick Diaz would be featuring in UFC 235 on March 2, bidding farewell to his reclusion from the promotion.
Breaking: The UFC is close to finalizing Nick Diaz’s return to the Octagon, per Dana White. The fight is Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas. Diaz’s first appearance in more than four years. Story coming soon to @ESPN.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 15, 2018
“Breaking: The UFC is close to finalizing Nick Diaz’s return to the Octagon, per Dana White. The fight is Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas. Diaz’s first appearance in more than four years. Story coming soon to @ESPN.” – Brett Okamoto
The Stockton native’s last appearance came against fellow fighter Anderson Silva in 2015 in UFC 183, which he lost via decision. The encounter was ruled as no-contest after both fighters failed their drug test.
35-year-old American fighter would be taking on former Strikeforce artist Jorge Masvidal who has scored 3 wins out of his 5 past cage appearances against fighters such as Donald Cerrone and Jake Ellenberger.
While Diaz may not be viewed as the most talent UFC artist, he certainly is a bright star in the promotion’s sky. His unique charisma make him a highly-sought after fighter in UFC. Therefore, when news of the Californian making his comeback hit the digital world, it shook the MMA community with pleasant surprise.
While the news of Nick Diaz’s return have made his fans euphoric, MMA community has also reacted at his comeback. Following are a few tweets shared by MMA community.
— Nam Phan (@NamPhanMMA) November 16, 2018
I’m always amazed by the MMA fans who don’t love watching Nick Diaz do Nick Diaz things.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
— JE Snowden (@JESnowden) November 16, 2018
Give me the winner after I take out Robbie, I like easy money. https://t.co/0dso3F3mX4
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 16, 2018
Wow!!! This is the fight we all wanted!!!! Scrap for the ages!!! https://t.co/NhfjeWynGy
— Kinch (@KinchMMA) November 16, 2018
— Scott Bond (@_ScottBond_) November 16, 2018
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