Nick Diaz, who announced his retirement from MMA following a loss to Carlos Condit earlier this year for the interim UFC welterweight title, will return to competition in May.
Diaz, according to a report by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, will take part in a superfight at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach, California on May 12.
Diaz, a former Strikeforce welterweight champion, was interested in entering a tournamnt, but the Expo decided to pair him in a one-on-one fight instead. No opponent has been named for Diaz.
This will be the first World Jiu-Jitsu Expo to be held, and joining Diaz will be the likes of Renzo and Roger Gracie, and Robert Drysdale. For more information on the event, check out the Expo site.
While not MMA, at least seeing that Diaz still has a competitive fire should give more reason for a future return to fighting. Cesar Gracie, the trainer and manager for Diaz, has made mention of his fighter coming out of retirement, but we will just have to wait and see.
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