Dana White Says Nick Diaz Offered Bout With Hector Lombard
By FCF Staff
Nick Diaz relayed before and after UFC 171 that he’s ready to return to action, but it remains to be seen if the welterweight will take the promotion’s latest offer.
According to multiple reports, UFC President Dana White relayed at a media luncheon today in Los Angeles, that the organization has offered Diaz a bout with Hector Lombard. White claims that Diaz intially expressed an interest in the fight, but that since then, he hasn’t “heard” from the accomplished fighter.
Diaz hasn’t fought now since March, 2013, when he lost by unanimous decision to Georges St. Pierre. The defeated followed Diaz’s decision loss to Carlos Condit in February, 2012.
Lombard, meanwhile, is coming off a dominant, decision win over Jake Shields, after knocking out Nate Marquardt in his welterweight debut. The former middleweight has gone 3-2 since arriving in the UFC.