The last time we saw Nick Diaz inside the Octagon, he was on the losing end of a decision to Carlos Condit and abruptly announced his retirement. Now, while currently on suspension for a failed drug test, his name continues to pop up.
UFC president Dana White was asked about the status of Diaz upon his likely return next February during a conference call earlier this week.
"When Diaz gets off suspension, he'll probably fight one of the top guys (at welterweight)," White said. "Then we'll see what happens."
Diaz (26-8) sports a 7-5 record inside the UFC. He was expected to meet UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre before GSP pulled out with an injury. Instead, Diaz and Condit were placed in an interim title match, which Condit took.
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Condit and GSP will square off next month to unify the titles, the first match for St-Pierre since early in 2011. They meet at UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit in Montreal.
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