WOW! Nick Diaz Hints at a UFC Comeback in a Cryptic Social Media Post

Published 04/24/2021, 9:14 PM EDT


Former UFC welterweight staple, Nick Diaz, took to social media and teased fight fans with a possible comeback post. Diaz hasn’t competed since January 2015, where his fight against Anderson Silva was turned into a No Contest. While there have been rumblings of a return, Nick Diaz and his legions of fans have begun seriously playing into this narrative lately.

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The end of 2020 saw the talks of Nick Diaz making a return reach an all-time high. However, since then, things fizzled out, only to be picked up back again with a cryptic tweet. Stockton’s favorite son knows how to galvanize the MMA world and get them talking about his future in the sport.

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Furthermore, certain images of Diaz have been making the rounds that catch him in seemingly impeccable shape. It seems as though despite being 37-years-old and walking away from the sport, Diaz hasn’t lost a step. Former UFC two-division champion, Daniel Cormier, came out and commented on Nick Diaz’s ripped physique ahead of a possible comeback.

Chiefly, Cormier saw Nick Diaz as he arrived in Jacksonville, Florida to witness the UFC’s return to action before packed arenas with UFC 261. Moreover, Diaz met up with Dana White and presumably exchanged a word or two.

Nick Diaz: All-time great

Fans of the sport that came in through the ‘Conor McGregor boom’ may only know Nick Diaz through word of mouth. His second UFC run (0-2-1) left plenty to be desired. However, both his losses came in title fights, interim and undisputed, and to the likes of Carlos Condit and Georges St-Pierre.

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What’s more, he was a staple of the UFC right from UFC 44 to UFC 59 before taking his talents outside the promotion. Following his initial departure from the UFC, he went on to have classic bouts against KJ Noons and Paul Daley. In fact, MMA fans look at the first round of his scrap against Daley as the single-best round in MMA, period.

With a legacy fixed in Strikeforce and the UFC, Nick Diaz remains much more than just a fabled name on paper. He reached star status far before his brother and remains a mythical figure in the sport. Fans will be hoping that he’s genuinely considering a comeback after clearly flirting with the possibility.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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