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Dana White closing the door on career of Nick Diaz — ‘Why would he come back?’

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UFC 183: Silva v Nick Diaz - Post Fight Press Conference Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Hopefully Walmart is still hiring.

Former UFC welterweight title contender Nick Diaz, who is no longer Stockton’s most celebrated party animal, has been teasing a potential return to the Octagon at some point in 2021 after completing a mock weight cut to evaluate his level of fitness.

UFC President Dana White isn’t holding his breath.

“Everything that I see from Nick Diaz doesn’t look like he wants to or is ready to compete in this sport,” White told The Schmo. “I don’t think anyone should want to see Nick Diaz fight. [He’s] been in a lot of wars, he’s accomplished a lot of great things in his career, he’s made a lot of money, he’s obviously super-famous. He’s gotten everything you could hope to get out of fighting. I just don’t know why, when I see his Instagram, why he would come back.”

Probably because that clout won’t chase itself.

Diaz turned 37 last August and would need to complete six-months of USADA drug testing before we can start talking about a potential comeback, which makes anachronistic tactics like herbal cleansers and waterboarding a thing of the past.

Then again, there’s always Bellator MMA.