Shut up and take my money!
Sitting out for coming up to two and a half years now, former Strikeforce and WEC champion Nick Diaz has been linked to many fights. When his ban from the Nevada Commission finally expired and his debt was paid, a rematch with Anderson Silva was initially talked about.
Having recently turned down Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold, Silva’s rumored bout with Diaz seemed likely.
Switch the talk to welterweight, and to current champion Tyron Woodley. Back when ‘The Chosen One’ blasted Robbie Lawler for the title at UFC 203, Diaz was his first call-out as title holder.
Claiming he wanted ‘big money’ fights, Nick initially turned down the offer. Fast forward to present day, and some recent clues may indicate a different story.
Woodley Starts Camp
With the top flight at 170 pounds currently tied up, Tyron Woodley annonced he’d started training camp last week. With no fight announced, rumors quickly started to swirl around who ‘T-Wood- will be fighting.
Then, almost perfectly timed, footage of Nick Diaz signing fan posters, as UFC stars typically do before fights, emerged on Youtube:
When & Where
UFC 213 is the rumored date for the fight, which already features some awesome scraps. Following the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter 25, Cody Garbrandt will defend his title against TJ Dillashaw in the current main event.
Also housed on the July 8, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, are a number of really cool fights. Alistair Overeem will attempt to get his streak furthered against Fabricio Werdum at heavyweight. Hitting the octagon in his first post-title loss is Robbie Lawler, as he clashes with Donald Cerrone in a likely fight of the night.
UFC 213 Fight Card
Bantamweight title bout: Cody Garbrandt (champion) vs. TJ Dillashaw
Heavyweight bout: Fabrício Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem
Welterweight bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Heavyweight bout: Travis Browne vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Heavyweight bout: Daniel Omielańczuk vs. Curtis Blaydes