Nick Diaz Not Interested in Returning to MMA

Written by Tom Ngo
April 26th, 2012

UFC Welterweight Nick Diaz

UFC welterweight Nick Diaz (Pictured) is still waiting for his chance to stand before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to fight his temporary marijuana suspension, but according to younger brother Nate, don’t expect to see him inside the Octagon anytime soon – regardless of what the NSAC eventually rules.

“He’s busy right now. He’s got triathlon season,” Nate said during Thursday’s conference call. “I don’t think he’s really that interested in fighting. So as of right now, [I don’t see him getting back in the cage].”

The elder Diaz abruptly retired from mixed martial arts following a controversial unanimous decision defeat to Carlos Condit. Shortly after the interim title bout, UFC president Dana White arranged an immediate rematch. However, those plans were quickly scrapped when the NSAC revealed the 28-year-old had tested positive for marijuana metabolites for the second time in five years.

Diaz was subsequently issued a temporary ban, which he’s currently serving. The former Strikeforce champion is facing the prospects of a 12-month suspension from his February 4th fight date.

Mr. 209 is presently scheduled to meet Braulio Estima in a 180-pound BJJ showdown at the World Jiu Jitsu Expo on May 12th.

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