Tommy Fury Prepares With UFC Legend Nick Diaz Ahead of Next Fight

Published 05/23/2021, 12:56 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 29: Nick Diaz interacts with media during the UFC 183 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Tyson Fury’s brother, Tommy Fury, is slowly turning into a renowned professional boxer. The 5-0 prospect is currently scheduled to fight Andy Bishop in June. Ahead of the clash, Fury was seen training with UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz.

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Though Tommy is currently undefeated, the quality of the opponents he has faced till now is questionable. And that includes his next opponent, Bishop, who has a professional record of 0-14. Many, including Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, have questioned Fury’s choice of his next opponent. Nevertheless, the fight between Fury and Bishop will take place on the undercard of Dubois vs Dinu.

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Certainly, training with the elder Diaz brother will help him in preparation. This is because the Stockton native is well known for his boxing skills.

But as Diaz is not a professional boxer, their training session raised a few eyebrows. This sparring could also imply that Diaz’s UFC return is imminent as he could have been looking to polish his boxing skills.

Will Nick Diaz return to the UFC anytime soon?

Diaz was in attendance at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. After the event, the Stockton native told Dana White that he wants to fight again in the UFC. The UFC President is open to this.

Diaz, who has been training regularly, is probably in the best shape of his life. However, there is no official date or opponent for him as of yet. Many observers named Khamzat Chimaev as a potential opponent, but others have suggested that it might be too much for Diaz to take on an up-and-comer after a six-year hiatus.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 31: Nick Diaz stands in the Octagon after his middleweight bout during the UFC 183 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Diaz last fought at UFC 183 and lost a decision against Anderson Silva. However, it was later overturned to a no-contest as both fighters failed their drug tests.

How soon do you think it will be before we know about his next fight? What did you make of Tommy Fury and Nick Diaz’s training?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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