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Morning Report: Nick Diaz says there are ‘no superstars’ for him to fight in his return

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Nick Diaz’s Nevada Athletic Commission suspension officially expired yesterday and he wasted little time in giving a classic Diaz interview where he said he was on top of ‘the MMA game.’

Free at last.

Yesterday, Nick Diaz’s year-and-a-half suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission officially expired meaning Diaz is once again free to compete in sanctioned MMA. Diaz is a fan favorite beloved, for both his in-cage prowess and his eccentric personality, making his return has been heavily anticipated by many in the MMA community. Never one to disappoint, Diaz wasted little time in generating interest in whatever awaits him by speaking with Brett Okamoto of ESPN about his fighting future.

“We’re going to have to sit down and have a look at what fans want to see. I’m on top right now. I’m on top of this game. There ain’t no giving me a shot. I’m giving somebody a shot. If anybody’s getting a shot, somebody’s getting a shot against me because I’m the guy to beat.”

Diaz last fight was a loss to Anderson Silva in January of 2015 that was later turned into a No Contest. Prior to that he lost a title fight against Georges St-Pierre and an interim title fight against Carlos Condit. His last win came in October of 2011 when he defeated former lightweight champion B.J. Penn via three round decision. Despite his recent record, after UFC 201 new champion Tyron Woodley called out Diaz for a title fight at UFC 202. But Diaz doesn’t seem particularly interested in that fight.

“I don’t need to fight. There’s no reason for me to come and fight for fun. I don’t do that. That’s not what I do. I don’t like to hurt people for fun. And I like ….View full article

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