JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fight fans interestingly haven’t considered the closing of Gash Diaz within the UFC.
In accordance to UFC president Dana White, Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) will earn another battle with the promotion. The timeline and opponent weren’t published, nonetheless White said the 2 would be assembly following UFC 261, which Diaz turned into as soon as in attendance for.
“Gash wants to battle,” White said. “… Obvious, (we’ll give him one). … We’ll view how this goes. He’s ready for me within the wait on reliable now. I’m going to gallop talk to him.”
In present years, White said he’d entertain giving Diaz another battle, nonetheless easiest if Diaz turned into as soon as well-known – something White has wondered time and time over again. On the opposite hand, Diaz looks to contain contented White he’s within the reliable frame of suggestions.
Through social media over the previous yr, Diaz posted a huge amount of movies and photos of his training routine and bodily transformation. Hours sooner than the battle Saturday, Diaz cryptically tweeted, “A gentleman never tells,” with three images of him strolling in Jacksonville.
A gentlemen never tells. pic.twitter.com/q75neBjysB
— prick diaz (@nickdiaz209) April 24, 2021
Diaz, 37, hasn’t fought since January 2015, when he competed in opposition to Anderson Silva within the UFC 183 predominant occasion. Diaz before all the pieces misplaced a unanimous resolution, nonetheless the resolution turned into as soon as overturned when Silva tested obvious for drostanolone and androsterone. Diaz tested obvious for marijuana, the 2 opponents contain been suspended by the NAC, and the resolution turned into as soon as changed to a no contest.
The no contest adopted wait on-to-wait on losses for Diaz, which came in opposition to Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit. Diaz’s most present MMA victory came at UFC 137 in October 2011.
UFC 261 took keep of living Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment. The predominant card streamed on ESPN+ pay-per-watch after prelims on ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN+.