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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.

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Steve Sohanaki
Steve became interested in combat sports when he joined his high school’s wrestling team as freshman. His experience as a wrestler sparked his interest in mixed martial arts when he recognized the compatibility between the two sports. From there, he continued to wrestle all throughout college until he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. Steve’s interests in combat sports center mostly around grappling, but he’s also interested in the history of the sport and where it’s headed in the future.