Rousey: Nick Diaz will be back


UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared on FOX Sports Live with Charissa Thompson ahead of Saturday's title fight with Miesha Tate. Among the subjects covered was Rousey's friend Nick Diaz, who says he is retired.

When asked if she thought he would return to the cage, Rousey was unequivocal.

"Yeah, I think he will," she said, as transcribed by MMAFighting.

"Nick's been fighting for a really really long time. I've only been fighting for three years, I mean, he's been fighting I think for over a decade now. This sport puts a lot of miles on you very quickly. If he feels like he needs a rest and to take a break, you can't fight for anyone other than yourself. You can't fight sooner than you feel like you should. It really is a life and death situation out there and you have to do it when you feel it's right."

UFC president Dana White has been explicit that the reason the UFC started a women's division is Ronda Rousey. And now there are two, with a 115 pound strawweight division balancing the original 135 pound bantamweights.

"I love the 115 pound chicks that are coming in," said Rousey. "They're so talented. They're so charismatic. They're so cute. They're almost adorably trying to kill each other. It's like cute, yet scary. It just brings so many emotions out of you. I think the fans are really going to embrace it and I can't wait for there to be another women's champion. Now it's really been proven the UFC is moving past that 'experimental phase' for the girls. They're really investing and seeing people love it."

"Who's the best? I don't know, but I'm the biggest fan of Rose Namajunas. I love her. Just her personality and the way she fights. I'll be rooting for her I think to win it."

So what do you think UG? Is Nick Diaz coming back? And how adorable is it when 115 pound women try to kill each other?!

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CV666 site profile image  

12/23/13 2:15 PM by CV666


JJarvis_6 site profile image  

12/23/13 2:02 PM by JJarvis_6

Awesome news WAR DIAZ

I LOVE DIAZ  (no homo) site profile image  

12/23/13 1:48 PM by I LOVE DIAZ (no homo)

Yes!! Nick's coming back Guys!!

HandyDarsh site profile image  

12/23/13 1:35 PM by HandyDarsh

P4p #10

Mertvaya Ruka site profile image  

12/23/13 1:21 PM by Mertvaya Ruka

she say she only ever sparred 10 rounds before she fought Tate?

HandyDarsh site profile image  

12/23/13 1:20 PM by HandyDarsh

The fight will be over soon bro. Hang in there man, we've almost made it.

Kirik site profile image  

12/23/13 1:16 PM by Kirik

By having a 115 and 135 pound division, the UFC can get the 105s to mvoe up, the 145s to move down, and the 125s to move up or down. Creates a deeper talent pool.

Vindell site profile image  

12/23/13 1:14 PM by Vindell

100% this. If something big happens fine but this site has to make a big story anytime she says anything at all.

Chromium site profile image  

12/23/13 12:48 PM by Chromium

I guess she's saying she's improved since her last fight with Miesha.

Joshua King site profile image  

12/23/13 12:38 PM by Joshua King

Do you know why not 125? Because they already used them to fill out rouseyweight so ronda can keep starving herself to make weight and fight girls that cut 2 1/2 pounds.