The plot thickens in the UFCâs efforts to coax former welterweight contender Nick Diaz back into the Octagon.
Dana White has said several times that he has reached out to Diaz and that the former Strikeforce champion is not interested in returning to the ring.
On Saturday afternoon Diaz spoke to Fighters Only and said that he would definitely return for âa big fightâ - which he made clear was Georges St-Pierre.
The UFC is unlikely to offer him another title shot for his immediate return fight but a win-and-shot scenario is conceivable.
However, on Saturday night, White told media at the post-fight press conference that he had spoken to Diazâs manager and that a comeback fight had been refused.
âI offered Nick Diaz a fight last week and his manager called me back saying he's retired,â White said.
Now hereâs where it gets interesting - Diaz says he doesnât have a manager.
During the Saturday conversation he let slip, while discussing sponsorships, âI donât have a manager right now soâŚâ
Today, I got in touch by text message and asked him to confirm that, in light of Whiteâs comments, he is currently without a manager.
âI donât have a manager. I havenât had a manager since my last fight. They should know that,â Diaz replied.
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