Nick Diaz has not fought since March, when he lost a one-sided decision to Georges St. Pierre in their UFC welterweight championship fight. Before that, he'd sat out during a drug suspension after losing a close decision to Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title.
Still, last night in Sacramento, UFC president Dana White was willing to give Diaz another shot to be within reach of UFC gold when he offered the exciting fighter what would likely have been a number one contender's bout - a rematch with Condit.
"What I was going to do was, I was trying to make Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz. But he said he doesn't want it," White told assembled media Saturday night after the UFC on Fox 9 event had concluded.
"You know Nick. I thought that he wanted the rematch."
White would go on to say that Diaz told him he might consider coming back and fighting again in May.
"Obviously the Diaz brothers are very unique individuals to deal with but you don't pressure a guy to fight who says he's not interested," White said.
"It's about, 'do you want to fight or do you not want to fight?'"
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