UFC star Nick Diaz and boxing star Tyson Fury have been seen training together on multiple occasions. Diaz recently took to his Instagram account and dropped a series of pictures. In one of the photos, Diaz was seen throwing punches at ‘The Gypsy King’ .
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Nick Diaz is planning for a UFC return
Nick Diaz is currently planning to compete back in the octagon before the end of the year. It turns out he’s still eyeing the champion. The former Strikeforce and WEC champion Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) expressed his desire to get a shot at UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman (20-1 MMA, 15-0 UFC), who’s currently healing from a hand injury.
The 38-year-old returned from a hiatus of almost seven long years past September when he rematched Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. The bout took place at middleweight, and while Diaz landed a few decent combinations, he eventually was overwhelmed and stopped by Lawler in the opening minute of Round 3. Diaz mentioned his desire to fight Usman before facing Lawler, and he still wants that fight.
“(We’re) working on end of the year. … I’m just focused on my training right now,” Diaz told TMZ. “If I’m going to fight, I want to fight for the title. … They want to say that I want to fight a bunch of guys and stuff like that. Well, you know what? It’s a bigger fight.
“Just skip all the mess. I don’t need to go in there and get my ass whooped by one of the young guys, anyway – and it’s not that I won’t win. It’s just not motivating to fight somebody that’s – I want to fight for the title. I’m 38 years old.”
We will have to wait and see when Diaz is ready for a comeback.