The UFC has just foiled Nate Diaz’s (Pictured) plans on 4/20. The habitual medical marijuana smoker will not be able to enjoy the unofficial stoner holiday this year, as it has been announced the former lightweight top contender will welcome Josh Thomson back to the big leagues at “UFC on FOX 7.”
This marks Thomson’s second stint inside the Octagon. The 34-year-old went 2-1 before parting ways with the planet’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion in 2004.
“The Punk” has alternated between wins and losses over his past four fights.
Diaz was last seen dropping a unanimous decision to reigning 155-pound champion Benson Henderson. Mr. 209 had rattled off three straight victories prior to December’s defeat.
Speaking of Henderson, “Smooth” headlines the freebie fight card against Diaz’s homie, Gilbert Melendez.
FOX broadcasts the main bouts live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the festivities.
Here is the event’s current lineup:
Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)