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Dana White: 'I offered Nick Diaz UFC fight last week, he is still retired'

Dana White spoke with Nick Diaz's camp as recently as last week, but that doesn't mean he will fight in the Octagon anytime soon. In fact, according to Diaz's manager, it might never happen again.


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White answered plenty of questions following UFC Fight Night 32 on Fox Sports 1.

To watch White's full post-fight mixed martial arts (MMA) media scrum video replay click here.

While most revolved around the events that had just transpired from Goiania Arena, in Goiania, Brazil -- mainly the impressive victory by "The Phenom" Vitor Belfort' over legendary Dan Henderson (watch full fight video highlights here) -- MMAFighting's Guilherme Cruz dug a bit deeper, resurrecting the always interesting topic of Nick Diaz.

The former Strikeforce Welterweight champion has been retired ever since he failed to get his hands around gold at UFC 158 against Georges St. Pierre. It wasn't the first time Diaz supposedly hung up the gloves, the initial instance was following a loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 (he also flunked his post-fight drug test).

White was candid and curt about what the future might still hold for Diaz in UFC:

"I offered Nick Diaz a fight last week and his manager called me back saying he's retired."

Clearly, Joe Riggs saying he would still beat Diaz wasn't enough to lure the new fight promoter out of retirement. Most likely because "Diesel" could not command $3 to $5-per pay-per-view (PPV) unit, which is apparently Diaz's lofty asking price to return to Octagon.

For what it's worth, when pressed about who White offered Diaz to fight, he claimed that he "didn't remember."

The good news for fan's of the Stockton slugger can continue to hold out hope, though, because the word "retired" in MMA doesn't always turn out to be true. For now, his brother Nate Diaz -- who fights Gray Maynard at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Nov. 30, 2013 -- will need to suffice, unless of course he ends up going to his high school reunion.

As always, when it comes to the Diaz's, stay tuned ... and expect the unexpected.

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