Nick Diaz returned to UFC after a four-year absence in the match with Jorge Masvida at UFC 235


Nick Diaz is due to return to the UFC after a four-year absence, according to UFC president Dana White. While the contracts have not yet been finalized, it was announced that Diaz would defy Jorge Masvidal in a general attack on UFC 235 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in March.

Diaz did not fight in the UFC from January 2015, when he lost by Anderson Silva's decision in the main UFC 183 tournament. Silva's victory in this tournament was later changed to No Contest, when both players failed to pass drug tests. Diaz has not won the UFC fight since October 2011, when he defeated BJ Penn during the main event at UFC 137.

35-year-old Diaz, who is the older brother of a team-mate, Nate Diaza, has a shaky story with UFC and it is not known if he will ever come back to sports. He was repeatedly suspended by the state sports committee of Nevada for unsuccessful as well as missing, required drug tests over the years.

Diaz was also arrested and charged with two internal batteries at the beginning of this year, but these allegations were dismissed when the grand jury refused to charge him.

Regarding 34-year-old Masvidala, he has not fought since November (loss of Stephen Thompson's decision at UFC 217) due to injury and other obligations.

From now on, UFC 235 has no other fights. The event is scheduled for March 2, 2019.


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