Nick Diaz is not coming out of retirement

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Just when you think it's gone off the public radar forever, the subject of Nick Diaz's retirement slips back into the MMA consciousness.

During the UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson post-fight scrum Dana White told the media that he had talked to Nick Diaz recently about a potential return to the cage. The answer was less than promising.

"I offered Nick Diaz a fight last week and his manager called me back saying he's retired," White said on Saturday night. - via MMAFighting

It's strange to say it, because the message coming from Diaz's camp isn't exactly new, but this is starting to feel fairly final. He doesn't have a film career, or other flash-in-the-pan occupations to take up his time and bring in money (at least not if we're already considering WAR MMA a dead venture). So, at this point, if he's saying he doesn't want to fight anymore, I'm fairly inclined to believe it. I still wouldn't rule out a comeback several years down the line, very few fighters stay out of the game forever, but I'm seriously doubting that we ever see him in the UFC again.

What do you think? Is this just a prolonged interlude before the money completely dries up, or are the days of seeing Nick Diaz in the cage really over? Is WAR MMA dead, what will be Nick's next business venture?

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