Twitter Reacts To Nick Diaz’s Octagon Return At UFC 235

Nick Diaz may not be the most active star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. But the bad boy from Stockton, California has a unique charisma that many MMA fans are obsessed with. He likes to keep it real. He has this “devil-may-care attitude.” Especially, he likes to play things on his own rules. This is why fans are often elated when Nick Diaz does a Nick Diaz thing. 

So when reports surfaced last night that Diaz will be soon returning to the cage, the MMA community was lit up with excitement and anticipation. UFC President Dana White told Brent Okamoto of ESPN that the promotion is “close to finalizing” a welterweight showdown between the former Strikeforce champion and American fighter Jorge Masvidal for the UFC 235 main card next year.

It has been nearly four years since the Stockton native last saw actions in the cage. Diaz absorbed a decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 but the outcome of the bout was later overturned to no contest after both fighters tested positive to banned substances.

The most recent win to date for Diaz was outside the Octagon when the court decided to drop all the domestic abuse charges against him last August – a legal and moral victory for the embattled fighter. This could be a perfect morale-booster for ‘Diablo’ ahead of his much-awaited UFC return. On March 2, 2019, Diaz will once again bring his dangerous funk and his own brand of violence, which will make us forget that he actually lost his last two fights and that he has never beaten big household names since 2011.

Check out some of the best reactions from the Twitter-verse on Diaz’s impending UFC comeback!

What do you think of Diaz’s chances against Masvidal? Will the former Strikeforce champion make an impact on his return? Or will ‘Gamebred’ give him a reality check?

(Featured Image Source: Instagram/The Fight Capital and The Fight Game)

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