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Dana White: Nick Diaz Was Offered a Fight, Wanted to Stay Retired

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Nick Diaz has not fought professionally since losing to UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158. After that fight, at twenty-nine years of age, Nick Diaz announced his retirement from professional fighting, and apparently, he was serious.

After the post-fight press conference at UFC Fight Night 32, UFC President Dana White told reporters that he had offered Diaz a fight, but Diaz declined.

“I offered Nick Diaz a fight last week and his manager called me back saying he’s retired,” White said.

White did not state who the opponent was that he offered Diaz, but he made it clear that Nick Diaz won’t be fighting anytime soon.

Diaz has fought many of the sport’s notables, including Robbie Lawler, Karo Parisyan, Diego Sanchez, Sean Sherk, Takanori Gomi, Frank Shamrock, Hayato Sakurai, B.J. Penn, Carlos Condit, and Georges St. Pierre. He retired from MMA with an overall professional mixed martial arts record of 26-9-1.