UFC Looking to Put Together Nick Diaz vs. Hector Lombard
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.09.2014
Is Diaz willing to take the fight?
UFC President Dana White revealed that the UFC is looking to book a welterweight fight between former title contender and Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. White said at a media luncheon in Los Angeles this week that Diaz was offered the fight and said he liked it.
White then said, "Then I never heard from Nick again."
During the UFC 171 weekend, Diaz was in attendance and told reporters that he's ready to come back, though he only appeared interested in a title fight. Currently, UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks is out with an injury. If the UFC was willing to grant him a title fight, he'd end up waiting quite a while. Diaz last fought in March 2013, losing a five round decision to then-champion, Georges St-Pierre.