Nick Diaz se nije borio od 2015. godine kada se suočio sa Andersonom Silvom od kojeg je poražen odlukom sudija međutim borbe je kasnije prebačena na no-contest jer su njih dvoje pali na doping testu. Dana White je izjavio za MMAJunkie da ne veruje da će se Nick Diaz više ikad vratiti borbama jer smatra da više nema te volje za borbom. 

I highly doubt it. I don’t know. I honestly don’t think that, and I can’t speak for him, you’d have to speak with Nick himself, but if you ask me – people ask me, ‘Do you think Ronda (Rousey) is coming back?’ No. I think Ronda’s going to retire. Ronda hasn’t retired, but my opinion is, I think she will. I don’t think Nick Diaz will ever fight again. I just don’t think he has the desire anymore.

The thing about fighting, first of all it’s a young man’s game. You’ve got to be young, hungry. You’ve got to be an animal to jump out of bed every day and go in there and train the way that you do.

The things that you have to do to get to the UFC, let alone break into the top 10 or the top 5 or be a world champion, you have to love it. I just don’t think that Nick loves it anymore