Despite Nick Diaz‘s recent statement regarding a return to the ring if the Nevada State Athletic Commission wipes the slate clean of punishment pertaining to a failed drug test for marijuana metabolites it appears the enigmatic Diaz is no closer to fighting again today than he was a month ago. While he himself has remained fairly quiet on the issue in public, letting teammates and lawyers do the talking for him, those who know him best have a good idea of his true intentions.
As such, the one individual worth listening to above all others is the scrapper’s younger brother, Nate Diaz, who recently updated the world on his sibling’s status when asked about it while promoting his bout this weekend against Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 3.
“Most people retire but they don’t got sh*t to do. They’re going to get fat, they’re going to get bored, they’re going to sit at home. Nick’s competing in a jiu-jitsu tournament next weekend. He just did four triathlons in the last two months, and he’s having fun, man. Staying busy,” said the 27-year old Diaz in a conversation transcribed by MMAFighting. “The way things have been going since forever, I don’t think he’s interested. He’s not interested in fighting, but who knows what’s going to happen in the future.”
While Diaz left the door open with his final statement it appears his brother is in a good place and happy to remain there. His next outing will come in a grappling superfight against Braulio Estima.
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