Mike Tyson Expresses Excitement Over Nick Diaz’s Return Against Robbie Lawler

Published 09/21/2021, 3:05 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


After half a decade, UFC’s most charismatic and entertaining fighter, Nick Diaz, will finally appear under the big lights to fulfill his love for fighting. He will battle out his old foe, Robbie Lawler, on the Volkanovski vs Ortega card this weekend. The entire MMA community is excited about this bout and they cannot wait to see Diaz create some highlight-reel moments in this fight.

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Not only the MMA fanbase, but boxing legends are also hooked in for this fight. Recently, in an exclusive chat with Es News, Mike Tyson shed some light on Diaz’s return.

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ said, “That’s Gotta be interesting and exciting. Lot of action.”

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Nick Diaz last fought in 2015 against another legend in Anderson Silva. Prior to that, he kept an active stint and fought the likes of George St. Pierre and more. Though Diaz failed to claim wins in these important fights, he remained popular.

Right from the beginning, Diaz has been a fan favorite fighter, and throughout his career, he has remained active. Now, after 6 years out, he will look to claim a huge win over ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler.

This fight doesn’t guarantee a title shot for either of the two fighters, as both men have been inactive and are past their primes. Nevertheless, entertainment value will be at an all-time high at UFC 266.

Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler – Will it stay true to the hype?

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If Nick Diaz arrives at any UFC event, the fans are in for a sure-shot treat. Hence, Saturday night too can turn out to be a high-class event of 2021 fight year.

In their previous fight at UFC 47 in 2004, Robbie Lawler suffered a shock defeat against Nick Diaz, going down via T/KO.

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Now, in this rematch, 17 years in the making, it will be interesting to see which battle-hardened warrior leaves the arena with a win. If they produce an encore of that 2004 fight, it will surely have lived up to the hype.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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