For many years, the fan favorites of the MMA world were the Diaz brothers. Nick and Nate Diaz would fight anytime, anywhere, anyplace. They didn’t care about much and were often seen smoking marijuana. However, over the past couple of years, the Diaz brothers haven’t fought. Now, according to UFC President Dana White, neither of them want to fight anymore.
“They don’t want to fight. Neither one of the Diaz brothers want to fight,” White revealed when appearing on ESPN’s Instagram account. “It’s up to them. I always say in this business, if you don’t want to fight, you shouldn’t fight. If you even consider retiring, you shouldn’t fight. If you don’t wake up every day and you’re not fired up to get in there and fight, don’t do it.
“So no, if the Diaz brothers were fired up and they wanted to get out there and whatever, absolutely, I’d be excited about it, too, but if they’re not excited they absolutely shouldn’t [fight].”
Nate Diaz was expected to return to the Octagon at UFC 230 to take on Dustin Poirier. However, after Poirier had to pull out due to an injury, Nate was left without an opponent. Thus, pulling Nate of the card as well. Nate was holding out for a trilogy fight against Conor McGregor, but that has yet to come to fruition. Unfortunately, that leaves Nate on the outside looking in, and possibly never fighting again.
Meanwhile, his older brother in Nick was expected to return at UFC 235 against Jorge Masvidal. The fight was reported by several outlets, but Nick then did an interview with ESPN to say he was not fighting on the card.
Nick last fought in 2015 when he took on Anderson Silva. Diaz originally lost the fight by unanimous decision but it was overturned to a no-contest after both Diaz and Silva tested positive for drugs.
In the end, both Diaz brothers have shown interest in returning. But, if what White is saying is to be true, MMA fans have seen the last of the Diaz brothers in the Octagon.