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Sorry, but jaded Dana White not sold on UFC return of Nick Diaz

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title contender Nick Diaz (26-9, 2 NC) is expected to make his Octagon return at some point in early 2021 after recently completing a mock weight cut to evaluate his level of fitness.

Dana White remains unconvinced.

“Listen, the Nick Diaz thing ... first of all, we would never have released that or done that,” White said of the recent Diaz video. “We’ll see how this thing plays out. I don’t have any expectations whatsoever. There’s been talking, but there’s been talking for years.”

Mostly from Diaz, who is also contemplating a career at Walmart.

In order for Diaz, 37, to convince White and Co. he’s serious about a UFC comeback, he’ll first have to complete six-months of USADA drug testing, then get over the negotiating hump that nearly sent him to Bellator MMA the last time he contemplated an Octagon return.

Step 1: Answer the damn phone!