Nick Diaz recently expressed his desire to return to the UFC Octagon. Diaz, who was last seen against Robbie Lawler inside the UFC Octagon, pitched names like Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira while noting that he wants to fight the best.
Diaz recently shared an Instagram story where he seems to be in excellent shape. Despite the positives, former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier feels that Nick Diaz should take it slow.
He touched upon the last fight of Diaz and said that it was not the same Diaz that we are used to see.
“This is not me like, sh*tting in his wheaties. Like, I like Nick Diaz. I think he’s the man. But I cannot ignore the facts. Because we got to remember who Diaz was. But it can’t stop there. We got to remember who we saw fight last time. Because it was not the same guy,” Cormier said on 3 Rounds w/ Daniel Cormier (h/t Essentially Sports).
Cormier also finds it difficult to believe that Diaz will simply turn back the clock because he is getting closer to his 40s, which, in the opinion of the 43-year-old "DC," are effectively the fighters' expiration years. Thus it would be unjust to Nick Diaz himself, in Cormier's opinion, to even anticipate a "killer" Nick Diaz again.
Speaking further, Cormier said that Nick Diaz should consider moving to Bellator MMA as the promotion is likely to be a good fit for him.
“I’d like to see him in Bellator, honestly. I believe that Scott Coker would take care of him, even though I feel that the UFC tried with Robbie Lawler. But even Robbie was a bit too much for him. Because he [Nick Diaz] is not the same guy. And there is no shame in that. There really isn’t,” Cormier added.
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