Nick Diaz vs. Lyoto Machida? Dana White Hopes So


diaz

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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 23 days ago
  • 52 views

Anderson Silva wanted it. Nick Diaz wanted it. Dana White wanted it. Fans wanted it. And now it is a done deal. Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz has been signed for early 2015. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 110 views

Appearing on ESPN's SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White officially announced the anticipated bout between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former Strikeforce welterweight champi read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 200 views

Nick Diaz has not won a mixed martial arts (MMA) match since Oct. 2011, when he beat B.J. Penn from pillar to post en route to a unanimous decision win at UFC 137. Back-to-back losses since then, as read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 88 views

UFC President Dana White revealed that Anderson Silva is “chomping at the bit” to return to the octagon and that Nick Diaz could potentially fight for a title with a win over the division’s former ki read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 18 views

Nick Diaz has said over and over that he'd really only wants to fight superfights or for titles. He was granted a superfight with Anderson Silva and, if he wins, he could get a title shot. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 109 views

BANGOR, Maine – Nick Diaz is one of few athletes who will openly admit that he doesn’t enjoy his profession, and UFC President Dana White takes that as no surprise.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 55 views

But that's how he makes a living, so he doesn't have much choice. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was finally able to lure former welterweight number one contender Nick Diaz read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 26 views

SAN JOSE, Calif. - UFC president Dana White didn't stick around for one of his traditional post-fight scrums on Saturday night UFC on FOX 12, leaving during the middle of the press conference at the read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 22 views

SAN JOSE – Following Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 card, UFC President Dana White announced a canceled rematch between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes will headline UFC 179 on Oct. 25 in Rio read news >>