Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 7/28/13
Former UFC welterweight top contender Nick Diaz (pictured) is retired, and no matter what the rumor mill is trying to conjure up, the 29-year-old is no closer to returning to the Octagon today than he was when he re-retired after losing to 170-pound king Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158. There was a report earlier this month that Diaz’s longtime coach, Cesar Gracie, said the UFC recently presented his client with a short list of potential opponents. Gracie then retracted his comments by claiming he was misquoted. If you were to ask UFC president Dana White, all’s quiet on the Nick Diaz coming back to the UFC front. “No, Nick’s retired as far as I know,” White stated Saturday. “There was no miscommunication, it was Cesar. I haven’t talked to Cesar Gracie in over a year. “I talked to Nick Diaz. Nick and I talked [via text about two weeks ago]. We didn’t talk about a fight, [we discussed] other [expletive].” Diaz initially announced his retirement after losing a controversial decision to Carlos
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