Last August, Nick Diaz’s 18-month suspension had officially lapsed. But as of this moment, the UFC has yet to give him his next fight date and opponent.
The former welterweight title contender did remain relevant through his absence. Upon the end of his suspension, his name was immediately linked to current 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley. However, it was a fight he turned down according to Woodley, who says it was because Diaz “wants to get paid.”