Diaz was a guest at UFC 261 & had a meeting with Dana White. in an interview with ESPN White said the meeting with Nick Diaz went well, but he’s not entirely sold on Diaz’s desire to compete.
Dana Said “My whole thing with Nick Diaz is I just question how bad he really wants to fight. We got together, we had a great conversation, talked about a possible comeback for him, I just don’t know. We’ll see how it plays out this summer and the rest of this year.”
When asked why he has his doubts about Diaz, White said that the long layoff is giving him pause and also the fact that he doesn’t feel like Diaz is as hungry as other fighters are.
Dana Also Said “It’s just the amount of time that he’s taken off already,” White said. “When you hear him talk about fighting, when you hear him talk about the sport – and I sit down daily or talk to daily hungry, young savages that want to break into the top 10, become world champions, all that stuff – Nick Diaz has done it all, seen it all. He’s been in big fights. I just don’t see that in him when I talk to him.”
On potential opponent for diaz return, Dana Said “At this point in his career, I think that they’ll come back and say ‘we want to fight this guy,’ so we’ll see who they say they want, then we’ll go from there.”