Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table, that’s all I can say. It’s something everyone is looking at right now and discussing with him. Dana has offered him a fight. There is an offer on the table, I can’t say who it is, but it’s kind of neat I think. But no decision’s have been made for sure.”
Diaz’s last appearance in the octagon was against UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158. Diaz survived the full five rounds, however he lost by way of unanimous decision. Visibly frustrated, Diaz announced that he was contemplating retirement. His name disappeared from UFC headlines and whether or not he was still part of the active roster was unknown.
After his UFC hiatus, Diaz started a promotion named “WAR MMA”, based out of Stockton, California. The event took place in his hometown in late June and went without a hitch. The production was high quality; something that is uncommon in the early stages of new MMA promotions.
With the breaking news that he will be returning to the octagon, it will be interesting to see who he was offered a fight against. Looking at UFC’s Top 10 welterweights, everyone is currently tied up with the exception of Tarec Saffiedine and Demian Maia. Josh Koscheck was recently pulled from his bout with Maia at UFC 163 due to an injury, however it was not disclosed how serious the injury was and how long he will be sidelined for.