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Nick Diaz In Phenomenal Shape Ahead Of UFC Comeback In 2021

Nick Diaz In Phenomenal Shape Ahead Of UFC Comeback In 2021

MMA legend Nick Diaz is in phenomenal shape ahead of his planned UFC comeback in 2021.

And he looks in great shape as he eyes a big welterweight fight.

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The 37-year-old has been put through his paces by his coaches with photographer Scott Hirano recently taking pictures of the Stockton veteran in the gym.

He was snapped putting in work alongside younger brother Nate, who's also set to compete again after his hiatus.

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Nick hasn't fought since his no-contest against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in January 2015.

He hasn't won an MMA fight since his decision victory over BJ Penn at UFC 137 in January 2011.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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Darren Till, Leon Edwards, Stephen Thompson and Khamzat Chimaev all want a piece of the former Strikeforce champion.

Ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley could also be a potential opponent and he thinks Nick deserves a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame.

"If he comes back to the sport, I think it will be good to have another household name back in the sport competing," he explained.

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"But if he doesn't, he doesn't. I think he's done enough in his career, in my opinion, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

"I think (he deserves it), because he was one of the original bad boys."

'The Chosen One' added: "There's some people in the Hall of Fame that had never won a world title, whether it's just a fight, there's so many different categories of it.

"But when you think about it, he came over from Strikeforce, he had a crazy reputation then, and I think you've got to take some of that into account when you're thinking about a Hall of Fame inductee.

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"They bought the organization, they bought the rights to all those fights, so I think the accolades have to come with that."

Featured Image Credit: Scott Hirano

Topics: Nate Diaz, UFC News, Nick Diaz, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.