Nick Diaz is a true veteran in the MMA world and has not competed inside the Octagon for many years. Fans for a long time wondered if he would ever return to the Octagon. It seems Josh Thomson doesn’t want Nick Diaz to retire.
Their questions were answered as it was previously announced that Nick Diaz was going to be squaring off against Robbie Lawler for his return fight at UFC 266. Dana White even compared Nick Diaz to Mike Tyson before his fight.
Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz put on a terrific bout as they chose to trade shots and make it as physical a fight as possible. In the end, Robbie Lawler eventually overwhelmed Nick Diaz and hit him with a right hook that sent him crashing to the canvas in the third round.
While speaking the Weighing In podcast, Josh Thomson talked about Nick Diaz’s future in the world of MMA and then provided an explanation as to why Diaz shouldn’t retire.
“I don’t think he should retire. I think he should fight again. But I think he needs to spend and dedicate a lot of time to the jiujitsu aspect of it, maybe more of the wrestling, try to get himself back on track. The first fight is never the easiest to come back to. The crowd, the energy, the anxiety, the fight preparation the week of, the interviews, all those things – after being away for so long – is something new. You have to redevelop yourself. You have to reinvent yourself to understand how this all works.”
Nick Diaz had said that he will come right back to MMA should he lose to Robbie Lawler, so it remains to be seen when Nick Diaz will make his return to the MMA world.
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