Nick Diaz is retired at the moment, but teammate Gil Melendez thinks that the right opportunity would bring him back in the cage.
"I think with the right opportunity, for the right thing, he'll come out," said Melendez. "Whether it's boxing, whether it's kickboxing, whether it's whatever, some sort of challenge would be great."
"I don't think he has the desire to be a stepping stone or he doesn't want to play that role. Sometimes you have to come back up the ladder in your career and I don't think he wants that. I think he wants to fight top-level competition. He doesn't need to fight just to take it."
"Nick is forever ready. He's always in shape, he's always sparring, he's always grappling. He does triathlons, he's in better shape than most guys who are relevant now in the game."
Melendez fights Diego Sanchez on Saturday at UFC 166.
Transcription courtesy of MMAFighting.
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