clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Video: Nick Diaz being real for six minutes

Watch six minutes of unapologetically himself ahead of his long-awaited return against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266.

Nick Diaz is unapologetically himself, and a new video published by SB Nation’s Combat Culture celebrates that ahead of his UFC 266 rematch against Robbie Lawler.

Diaz vs. Lawler 2 takes place at UFC 266 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sept. 25, 2021, streaming online via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV). Ahead of the fight, you can watch a compilation of on-brand interviews and media moments starring Diaz.

LIVE! Watch UFC 295 PPV On ESPN+ Here!

TWO TITLES UP FOR GRABS! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sat., Nov. 11, 2023, with a re-worked pay-per-view (PPV) main card. In the ESPN+-streamed main event, former 205-pound roost-ruler, Jiri Prochazka, will lock horns with ex-Middleweight kingpin, Alex Pereira, for the promotion’s vacant Light Heavyweight title. In UFC 295’s co-main event, top-ranked Heavyweight contenders, Sergei Pavlovich (No. 2) and Tom Aspinall (No. 4), will collide for the interim strap after division champion, Jon Jones, was injured with a torn pectoral muscle and forced to withdraw (video).

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

The fight is a rematch of their fight at UFC 47 (watch the full fight here) all the way back in 2004. Diaz won their first fight via knockout at 1:31 of round two, improving to 9-2 as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Lawler dropped to 8-2 as a result of the outcome; however, both men were destined for greater things.

Diaz amassed an enormous following thanks to his anti-establishment attitude. A win over B.J. Penn was followed by fights against Carlos Condit and Georges St-Pierre for the UFC interim Welterweight and UFC Welterweight titles, respectively. He subsequently fought Anderson Silva.

Lawler would go to fight in Strikeforce before returning to UFC and capturing the promotion’s Welterweight title with a split decision win over Johnny Hendricks. He successfully defended the crown against Rory McDonald and Condit.

Finished reading this story? The party doesn’t have to stop. Click here to get more of the latest UFC news.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania