What is 371 days? The amount of time it took Nate Diaz (pictured) to get back in the cage after losing to Rafael dos Anjos.
On Monday, it was announced Diaz will meet Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17.
There hasn’t been any reason why Diaz hasn’t competed at all in 2015, outside of the fact he just doesn’t feel like it. The controversial fighter was, however, involved in a ringside rumble with rival Khabib Nurmagomedov at WSOF 22 earlier this month.
Diaz has dropped three of his last four bouts.
Johnson, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from this month’s highly controversial split decision defeat to Beneil Dariush. Nearly everyone, including Dariush, was surprised when the verdict didn’t go his way. “The Menace” had rattled off four straight wins prior to the dubious loss.
The December 19 event goes down inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
FOX will broadcast the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the card’s current lineup:
Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman
C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt
Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (UFC lightweight champion)