Nick Diaz is serving a year-long suspension. | Photo: Sherdog.com
In the midst of a one-year suspension, former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz will be eligible to return to the Octagon in February.
Diaz last fought eight months ago at UFC 143, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit in a five-round interim welterweight title bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old Cesar Gracie protégé subsequently tested positive for marijuana metabolites and received a one-year ban from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
What comes next for Diaz if and when he returns remains anyone’s guess. Other topics of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week include center on Condit’s strategy against Diaz, the state of boxing in MMA, Joe Rogan’s stare at UFC weigh-ins and Ariel Helwani’s interview with Jason “Mayhem” Miller.