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Dana White: Say goodbye to Ronda Rousey and Nick Diaz, they are never coming back to UFC

MMA: UFC 207-Nunes vs Rousey Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fans may have seen the last of former pay-per-view (PPV) headliners Ronda Rousey and Nick Diaz, who walked away from the Octagon in recent times for very different reasons.

That’s according to promotion president Dana White.

“People ask me, ‘Do you think Ronda (Rousey) is coming back?’ No. I think Ronda’s going to retire,” White told MMA Junkie. “Ronda hasn’t retired, but my opinion is, I think she will. I don’t think Nick Diaz will ever fight again. I just don’t think he has the desire anymore.”

Hard to blame him after this.

Rousey walked away from mixed martial arts (MMA) last December following her second straight knockout loss. After Holly Holm put her out to pasture at UFC 193, “Rowdy” was crushed by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.

Don’t worry, she appears to be doing just fine without us.

As for Diaz, he was mixed up with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) following his decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 and after serving a reduced sentence (details), the former Strikeforce champ started turning down fights.

Runs in the family.

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