twitter google

Nick Diaz-Michael Bisping Fight Appears Off The Table For Time Being

UFC president Dana White would back a middleweight scrap between Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping.

White, though, doesn’t believe Diaz is interesting in returning to action at this time.

Rumors of the former Strikeforce champion getting back inside the Octagon have been floating around almost since the time he announced his retirement. However, sparks started to flicker brighter when his teammate, Gilbert Melendez, recently insisted he wants to fight again.

Bisping agreed on Twitter to welcome the one-time UFC welterweight title contender to 185 pounds, and White immediately stated his agreement in the bout. That changed on Thursday during the UFC 166 media session.

“I love that fight…..I like it,” White said. “Everything I hear from Nick Diaz (though) is that he doesn’t want to fight.”

White added that it would be a “fun fight” to see, as both fighters enjoy trading jabs both inside and outside the cage.