UFC President Dana White was part of a google hangout today, and fans wanted to know what is the current status of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. After back to back losses to Carlos Condit and Current UFC Welterweight Champion, Diaz announced he retired, but according to White he remains on the roster. White teased that he had some ideas for Diaz a few months ago which got some fans excited about seeing him in the octagon again, but according to Dana he isn’t really interested in fighting right now and he speculated why.
“Nick’s obviously still on the roster. He’s still an active fighter here in the UFC, but as far as I know, he’s just not interested in fighting right now.”
“When Nick finally fought Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz made some money. 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. And with the money that Nick Diaz made in his last fight, I’m sure he’s got everything he wants right now.”
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