Nick Diaz Remains a UFC Fighter, but Dana White Says He’s Not Interested in Fighting Right Now


Nick Diaz UFC 129Nick Diaz is retired. No wait, he wants a fight. No, he has some other things going on.

So what’s up with Nick Diaz? Does he remain a UFC fighter or not?

The simple answer is, yes, Nick Diaz is still a UFC fighter. But it gets more complicated than that if you want to know when or even if he will ever fight again.

“(Nick is) still an active fighter here in the UFC, but as far as I know, he’s just not interested in fighting right now. He doesn’t want a fight,” UFC president Dana White said during a FOX Sports hosted Google+ Hangout on Thursday.

The lack of motivation to take another fight could very well stem from Diaz having finally fought the biggest fight of his career.

He faced welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 in March. Diaz lost a unanimous decision, but he won when it came to his bank account, at least, according to White he did. And that may be why Diaz isn’t chomping at the bit to get back in the Octagon.

“Obviously, when Nick finally fought Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz made some money,” said White. “So Nick Diaz has some kickback money. He can probably take as long as he wants to fight again. I would assume that’s why.

“You’re fighting to make a living. You’re fighting to pay your bills. You’re fighting to get things that you want out of life. With the money that Nick Diaz made in his last fight, I’m sure he’s got everything he wants right now.”

Following the St-Pierre fight, Diaz had said he was probably going to retire, but then backtracked a little bit, saying he would accept a rematch with GSP. That’s not going to happen any time soon.

But if White’s statement is accurate, Diaz has the luxury of time to determine whether or not he really does want to retire, or eventually steps back in the Octagon.

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