Nick Diaz Extends His Contract With The UFC

Nick Diaz

Yesterday afternoon, former STRIKEFORCE welterweight champion Nick Diaz finally decided to come out of retirement with the hopes to fight again early next year. Diaz sat down with UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta to sort out a few issues he had and officially signed a three-fight contract extension in the UFC.

Diaz said that he’s been keeping in shape and time off from competing in the UFC has been a good experience for him. Diaz is pretty much ready to fight tomorrow, if he had to.

I’ve been doing a whole lot of not getting punched around-type stuff; I’ve been staying in shape pretty good, doing a lot of running. It’s been a good experience having this much time off. Next year I guess, whatever though. I can fight tomorrow; tonight, you have to do what you have to do. … [I came today] to sort things out with Dana White and Lorenzo.

There’s no scheduled fight confirmed for Diaz yet, however, rumor has it that he could potentially face former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Super Bowl weekend 2015. Both have been pretty vocal about facing each other in the past, so it’s really just a matter of time for the fight to come to fruition.

We’ll keep Yellers updated on Yell! Magazine.

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