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New Statement From Nick Diaz Doesn’t Point to UFC Return Happening Anytime Soon…

2018 ended with things looking up, in terms of Nick Diaz fighting in 2019, but a new statement from the star doesn't point to his UFC return happening anytime soon.

2018 ended with things looking up, in terms of Nick Diaz fighting in 2019, but a new statement from the star doesn’t point to his UFC return happening anytime soon.

In November, Dana White reported that a March 2nd bout between Jorge Masvidal and Diaz was in the works. But, eventually, Diaz made it clear he wasn’t happy with the offer, and the fight isn’t happening.

More recently, the fighter who hasn’t fought now since 2015, shared out the statement below:

I’m no role model, I’m 35 years old, but I definitely wouldn’t advise anybody to take a fight for less than their worth or fight for free. Which is practically what I would be doing at this point in taking a fight with some of these guys that are not on my level. Nor would I be within my moral ethics to even do that aside from you not painting me as a role model. If there was an offer I couldn’t refuse, things would be different. Until they are –
I’d like to continue to think I’ve been fighting to make the world a better place, but until I can continue to do that:
“I don’t want to hurt nobody, I just want to party.”

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I’m no role model, I’m 35 years old, but I definitely wouldn’t advise anybody to take a fight for less than their worth or fight for free. Which is practically what I would be doing at this point in taking a fight with some of these guys that are not on my level. Nor would I be within my moral ethics to even do that aside from you not painting me as a role model. If there was an offer I couldn’t refuse, things would be different. Until they are – I’d like to continue to think I’ve been fighting to make the world a better place, but until I can continue to do that: “I don’t want to hurt nobody, I just want to party.” Cc: @ufc @nick_diaz_academy @natediaz209 @riokid @thefloridaboy @bellatormma @tmz_tv @mmajunkiedotcom @mariolopez @arielhelwani @foursigmatic

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Now sure, it’s possible the UFC might decide it’s in their best interests to offer Diaz more money, or a big stakes fight that he wants. But, based off the comments above, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to see the Stockton star competing anytime soon.

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