Gil Melendez: Right Opportunity Would Bring Nick Diaz Back

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Nick Diaz trainer partner Gilbert Melendez fights at UFC 166 this weekend against Diego Sanchez but during an interview this week with MMAFighting.com, Melendez discussed Diaz and what it may take to get the former top ranked fighter back in the ring or cage:

“I think with the right opportunity, for the right thing, he’ll come out,” said Melendez. “Whether it’s boxing, whether it’s kickboxing, whether it’s whatever, some sort of challenge would be great.”

“I don’t think he has the desire to be a stepping stone or he doesn’t want to play that role. Sometimes you have to come back up the ladder in your career and I don’t think he wants that. I think he wants to fight top-level competition. He doesn’t need to fight just to take it.”

“Nick is forever ready. He’s always in shape, he’s always sparring, he’s always grappling. He does triathlons, he’s in better shape than most guys who are relevant now in the game.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940424469 Kevin Mcclelland

    He lost two in a row and failed a drug test cut him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000596300323 River Cardinal

    Nick stay retired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=865335493 Alejandro Zepeda

    Bispings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000046281029 Steven Cholo Flores

    What a douchebag. Michael Chumley Jerome Johnson

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003384200957 Marcel Angulo

    Fuk no, , it’s medical ..asshole …NICK DIAZ IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST…Would love rematch with Karo parysian ….#1 American Indian California Red Man

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940424469 Kevin Mcclelland

    His ufc record is nothing special. 7 wins 6 loss

  • IZZI

    I so agree, Nick is a badass regardless. GSP is my fav and Nick is 2nd in that division. (Wife’s fav is Nick). Would love that rematch too.