UFC star Nate Diaz recently uploaded a video clip to his YouTube channel where he can be seen training with Nick Diaz prior to his older brother’s fight at UFC 266.
Nick Diaz recently made his UFC return
After being away for more than six years, MMA legend Nick Diaz finally made his return to the UFC octagon at September’s pay-per-view. He squared off against Robbie Lawler in a five-round contest. The fight was a rematch 17 years in the making. The pair first competed back in 2004. Diaz won the encounter via second-round KO. Conor McGregor ‘Humiliates’ Khabib In Bus Photo
In the second fight, Diaz looked slower than his old self. After delivering two highly thrilling rounds, the fight ended on an anti-climactic note. In the third round, Lawler landed a check right hook on Diaz that knocked the Stockton native down. Instead of chasing his opponent to the ground, Lawler asked to keep the fight standing, but Diaz did not get up. The fight was stopped and ‘Ruthless’ was declared the winner via TKO.
UFC president Dana White praised Nick Diaz following UFC 266. According to him, the veteran delivered a great performance after being out of action since January 2015:
“I thought Nick Diaz looked incredible considering he hasn’t fought in five years. I don’t know what I was expecting. You never know what to get with the [Diaz] brothers, but let me tell you what, with a five-year layoff, I thought he looked unbelievable. And I don’t know if you guys saw Robbie after the fight, but Robbie had freaking knots and lumps all over him. Those two went to war. The fight itself exceeded my expectations because Nick hadn’t fought in five years. I thought Robbie was jsut gonna go out there and buzzsaw through him.”