On Thursday, the news broke that the UFC will schedule a bout between Nick Diaz and Jorge Masdival for UFC 235 in Las Vegas on March 2nd. This will mark the return of Diaz after a four-year absence.
Breaking: The UFC is close to finalizing Nick Diaz's return to the Octagon, per Dana White. The fight is Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas. Diaz's first appearance in more than four years. Story coming soon to @ESPN.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 15, 2018
Masdival is coming off a loss against Stephen Thompson at UFC 217 and could use this fight as a steppingstone for his future. Reflecting upon the past, Masdival was once close to a potential title fight, but since losing to Demian Maia and Thompson, it’s been a bumpy ride.
The last fight for Diaz went down as a decision loss to Anderson Silva in January of 2015. Over the course of his career, Diaz has proven to overcome opponents such as BJ Penn, Carlos Condit, and Georges St-Pierre. Just about everyone has been waiting for the return of Nick Diaz, and hopefully there are no foreseen obstacles.
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