One of the top fighters outside of the UFC is Nick Diaz, who was an employee of the company at one time. Many fans have screamed for Diaz to come back to the UFC but according to Dana White, Diaz has to play the game:
“I like Nick Diaz, and I've talked to Nick Diaz many times about coming back to the UFC,” White said at UFC Fan Expo 2010.
“He's a real fighter; he's a tough guy,” White said. “He's one of the best guys in the world at that weight division.”
“I get along very well with his brother, Nate, so we'll see what happens with Nick,” White said. “I'm interested in Nick, and I've told Nick before, 'Nick, please, just play the game this much.
“We'll see what happens.”