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Dana White has reportedly offered MMA bad boy Nick Diaz an octagon return, in the form of a middleweight matchup with former light heavyweight champ Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.

Diaz (26-9) was last seen being manhandled by Georges St. Pierre in a failed welterweight title shot in Montreal in March. Following that bout, the 30 year old called it a career and former his own promotion, WAR MMA, in California. Rumors of a UFC return have circulated for weeks now.

The 35 Machida (19-3) is of course coming off a controversial decision loss earlier this month to Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis at UFC 163 in Brazil. He has contemplated a move down to middleweight in recent weeks, setting up a possible run-in with Diaz in that division.

Recent talk has speculated that Machida would face Vitor Belfort next, but Belfort has balked at taking that middleweight fight, instead wanting to wait it out for a title shot.

Time will tell what Diaz plans to do, but odds are that we will see him back in the UFC where he belongs sometime this fall.

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