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Nick Diaz ‘99.99999 per cent’ certain to return to UFC in 2021 after SIX-YEAR break, claims manager

NICK DIAZ'S manager is '99.99999 per cent' certain that he will make a return to UFC next year.

The 37-year-old has not fought since his showdown with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in 2015.

Silva won by unanimous decision, but the fight was declared a no contest when it was confirmed that both fighters had taken illegal substances before the fight.

Diaz's manager has confirmed he is now back in training as he prepares for his return to the octagon.

When asked about the chances of a comeback, Kevin Mubenga told Fanatics View: "99.99999 per cent.

"We just got to get everything else right with the organisation and everything.

"We'll be able to move forward. He's been training. People want to see [that].

"Well, he's been training as you can see for the last few months. He took a little break now.

"Now, it's time to get back on there and just go through it.

"You don't want to overtrain and over-exhaust yourself, especially when you don't have a date yet.

"But it was good to be able to go through the regime and go through that small camp there to kind of feel everything out [and] get back with everyone [like trainer] Cesar Gracie."

Diaz - brother of fellow UFC star Nate - boasts a record of 26-9-0.

Mubenga outlined his plans to go into the new year with a deal agreed for Diaz's return.

He continued: "That's the millions and millions of dollars question.

"Yeah, the guy has been training. He's been training for at least four months now straight.

"Now we're in December, we're what? Four months [or] five months in now?

"He took a little break last month and now we're going to pick it back up in December and go into the new year hopefully with a new deal done.

"[We'll] make sure the money is right and the opponent is right and we'll be able to move forward with all of this."

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