I like Nick Diaz very much, and I’ve said this many times, if Nick Diaz would just play the game even this much... but Nick Diaz refuses to play the game," White said. "He’s anti-the game."
So what exactly does White mean when he says 'play the game'?
" Listen, you have certain rules and guidelines, and last time Nick Diaz was in the UFC he got in a fist fight in the hospital with the guy that he fought here," he said, referring to Diaz's fight against Joe Riggs in 2006. "You can’t do that kind of stuff. The kid is very talented and he probably should be in the UFC, but that kind of stuff has got to stop."
So basically UFC president Dana White would love to have Nick Diaz back in the UFC, but it's all the extra-cirricular stuff that makes White weary. I'm sure missing drug screenings and openly admitting to smoking marijuana are right up there with having fist fights in hospitals after fights. Personally, I'd love to see Nick Diaz in the UFC, but I would want him to fight as a middleweight there. I still think he has a big hole in his game in regards to take down defense, and the better welterweights in the UFC would exploit that as they did in the past. What say you?