Mike Tyson and Nick Diaz Link Up on Hotboxin’ Podcast

Published 09/21/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


UFC star Nick Diaz will be the latest guest to join Mike Tyson and co-host Henry Cejudo in the upcoming episode of the HotBoxin’ podcast. Stockton native Diaz has confirmed it on social media, posting an image from the set. While we are less than a week away from UFC 266 ‘Volkanovski vs Ortega’, there’s more of Nick Diaz incoming on our main screen.

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‘Diablo’ will return inside the UFC cage this weekend, after a layoff of over six years since his No-Contest against Anderson Silva. He will rematch Robbie Lawler, a scrap that ended with Diaz knocking out Lawler in its first-leg at UFC 47 in 2004. Both Lawler and Diaz have been through several transitions since that fight.

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They have accomplished a lot and are already at the dusk of their careers. The rematch had remained as a fantasy for years, and now, it’s on. Meanwhile, Lawler is currently on a four-fight losing streak and is a perfect opponent to welcome Diaz back in the cage, citing a 50-50 collision ahead.

Diaz vs Lawler rivalry also goes down with a lot of insights and tales, which might be unknown to the mainstream audience. And a lot of it can get disclosed when Diaz joins the company of Tyson and Cejudo.

Mike Tyson, on the other side, has always got several things to disclose from his stellar life. So, Nick Diaz might garner one of the biggest viewerships in HotBoxin’ history.

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Nick Diaz is still the star

Although Nate Diaz has been active, the elder Diaz had remained sidelined for several years. Despite being irrelevant in today’s UFC rankings, Diaz is still one of the biggest names in the company. However, no one would have envisioned him coming back.

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Win or lose, people will love to see him get back into the octagon. Adding to that, if Diaz wins his returning fight, it can further urge him to remain active long after UFC 266.

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What do you make of Nick Diaz’s returning fight? Will the star be able to repeat his UFC 47 showing?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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