UFC 170 Sees Nick Diaz Cast Back Into Spotlight

UFC 170 Sees Nick Diaz Cast Back Into Spotlight

Nick Diaz doesn’t have a lot of demands in regards to making a return to the UFC.

But the one he does have, is a pretty big one.

“I’m talking about a title fight match up,” said Diaz, in an interview with FOX Sports while attending UFC 170 Saturday night. “Bottom line. I’m the only draw here. Bottom line.”

Diaz announced his retirement following a loss to Georges St-Pierre. He has been rumored for a return, even being offered a fight that he turned down, according to UFC president Dana White.

The former Strikeforce champion cited his ability to put together “like the third biggest (PPV)” with GSP as his reason for asking for the winner of March’s Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler fight that will determine a new champion.

“People want to see me fight, they want to see someone get knocked out or someone get tapped out,” he added, “or they want to see me get my ass whooped like they’ve been waiting to see but they still don’t get to see.”

Diaz was on hand supporting Ronda Rousey, who successfully defended her UFC female bantamweight title in the main event with a win over Sara McMann. Being on scene for a major event showed Diaz he is missing something in his life.

“I miss feeling like I have something important coming up sometimes,” he said. “As far as missing fighting? No. I don’t miss going in to get my ass beat.”