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Colby Covington doubts “brain dead” Nick Diaz actually fights Robbie Lawler at UFC 266: “It’s not going to happen”

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington doubts that “brain dead” Nick Diaz actually fights Robbie Lawler at UFC 266.

Diaz hasn’t fought since UFC 183 in January 2015, when he fought Anderson Silva to a No Contest. Since then, “The Stockton Bad Boy” has teased a comeback on several occasions, and at one point two years ago, he was even slated to fight Jorge Masvidal. However, nothing ever materialized until earlier this year when Diaz spoke to UFC president Dana White at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. Diaz was able to convince White that he actually wants to fight again, and the UFC later booked him to fight Lawler in a rematch at September’s UFC 266.

Speaking to MMA reporter James Lynch in a recent interview, Covington — who previously fought Lawler in the Octagon — suggested that Diaz isn’t actually going to return. As far as “Chaos” is concerned, Diaz is “washed up” and “brain dead” and won’t actually fight again.

“Nah, it’s not going to happen,” Covington said. “I mean, they’ve been tempting and hyping this comeback for who knows how long now, years and years. He’s in the gym, he’s on his bike, he’s smoking weed out back, but he’s not fighting, man. He was at the last event I was at in Jacksonville, and you can tell. He’s not a fighter anymore, man. That guy’s completely brain dead, he’s washed up, he’s partied his ass off, he’s done every drug known to man. There’s just nothing left there. I mean if he’s going to come back and fight he’s going to do it out of desperation to get a cash grab. He might be broke right now and needs some money. So if he comes back it’s because he got low-balled and he’s going to take the lowest offer out there because he needs to pay his bills. Honestly, I don’t see him coming back.”

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