Nick Diaz explains why he feels ‘unstoppable’ ahead of first UFC fight in more than six years, despite Dana White admitting he wasn’t keen on comeback

It’s been six-and-a-half years since Nick Diaz fought, but he’s in a confident mood ahead of his showdown with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266.

The last time we saw Diaz was in a thriller against a prime Anderson Silva. Now 38, Diaz is making his UFC return in a rematch of his UFC 47 fight with Robbie Lawler in 2004.

Diaz is set to return to the UFC octagon
Getty Images – Getty

While 16 years may have passed since that first meeting and father time waits for no man, Diaz believes he is a far more dangerous fighter than he was before his break from competing and just like the first time they met, Diaz believes he’ll win.

“I’m going to be really unstoppable having made the right decisions,” he said. “I’m going to beat Robbie again.

Diaz and brother, Nate, are two of the most beloved characters in the MMA world. Both men simply love fighting and as ju-jitsu students under Cesar Gracie, they’ve given a lot to the sport.

Fans just love the Diaz brothers

When both Diaz brothers fight, you know it’s going to be a war and against a striker like Lawler, it’s guaranteed fireworks in Nick’s return.

UFC president Dana White has previously suggested he wasn’t too enthused at the idea of Diaz returning, but ultimately green lit the return earlier this summer.

Nick Diaz makes his UFC comeback after a six-year hiatus
Getty Images – Getty

Six years out of the octagon is a long time and for a 38-year-old to get back in with young, hungry and dangerous fighters might not be the best idea.

However, matching him up with Lawler, a former world champion who still holds name value despite losing his last four fights and its 39, that actually makes the world of sense.

UFC 266 take place on September 25 with the featherweight title showdown between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega main eventing alongside Valentina Shevchenko against Lauren Murph.