Dana White: Nick Diaz wants to fight again

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UFC President Dana White says former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz recently texted him saying he is interested in making a return to the Octagon.

It appears that, once again, Nick Diaz is planning on coming out of a short-lived retirement.

After hanging up the glove last March, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title challenger is apparently ready to go and "wants to fight," according to UFC President Dana White.

"He texted me that he broke up with his girlfriend and he wants to fight," White told media members in a scrum (watch it here) following the UFC 162 post-fight press conference on Saturday night (July 6, 2013).

Diaz has separated himself from the UFC audience since failing to capture the 170-pound title from Georges St. Pierre in March, deciding that he doesn't care to fight any more and even trying his hand at event promotion with WAR MMA.

Four months after his last fight, it appears Diaz is beginning to get an itch that he can't scratch on his own and is interested in returning to active competition.

Many fans were curious when Diaz posted a picture on his official Instagram account on Friday (July 5, 2013) stating that he wanted to fight the winner of the UFC 162 main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, but obviously that is a fight that makes no sense for him.

The former Strikeforce champion is on a two-fight losing streak and has not earned a victory since defeating B.J. Penn in the main event of UFC 137 in Oct. 2011.

It is unknown at this time what weight class Diaz would return at or what kind of opponent he would like to take on; however, this latest turn of events is a farcry from just a few weeks ago when Diaz representative Jonathan Tweedale said the fighter had no plans to strap on a pair of gloves again.

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