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MMA star Nick Diaz will '100 per cent' make his long-awaited return to the octagon after undergoing a strict new diet and training regimen, according to his manager.
But Diaz has been rumoured to make his return for some time and is eyeing up his sensational comeback to MMA in 'early 2021.'
Kevin Mubenga confirmed that Diaz now 'weighs in the 175-165 pound range,' according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani.
The Stockton native has finished a 14-week diet and training regimen and is now 'keeping a close eye on the big welterweight fights coming up.'
Helwani tweeted: "This is Nick Diaz earlier today. He weighs in the 175-165 pound range, per his manager Kevin Mubenga.
"He just completed a 14-week diet and training regimen. This is the first time he cuts weight in approximately four years, Mubenga said.
"Diaz wanted to do a test cut because... he is keeping a close eye on the big welterweight fights coming up.
"He is "100%" planning on fighting again, per Mubenga, and is targeting an early 2021 return."
Diaz has had a heated rivalry with Jorge Masvidal after the UFC star defeated younger brother Nate at UFC 244 in November 2019.
He added: "This guy [Masvidal] can do anything he wants to do right now to make the most money possible.
"I'm like, you know, do the damn thing. [...] I'm doing my part, you do yours. They can do their part and then the show could go on."
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