We have seen a lot of rematches in UFC so far. Some of them have been exciting and some of them have not been as good as the first encounter. However, this fight is guaranteed to be a barn burner. As per reports, UFC is working to book the rematch between Nick Diaz and the former welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler.
Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler fought each other back in 2004 on UFC 47. The fight was exciting and both Lawler and Diaz had success until Diaz finished the fight in the second round. For years fans have been demanding a rematch between these two welterweight elites. And it seems fans will have their wish fulfilled as UFC is aiming to book this fight for September.
Robbie Lawler is not the first opponent that was considered for Diaz‘s return. Not so long ago a fight between Nick Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev was speculated. However, it’s hard to be disappointed with UFC’s booking of Diaz vs Lawler 2.
Can Nick Diaz beat Robbie Lawler in the rematch?
Neither Lawler nor Diaz is at their prime anymore. Robbie Lawler has struggled against UFC welterweights such as Neil Magny, Ben Askren, Colby Covington, and many more. Lawler is not the scariest puncher he was a few years ago. And same can be said for Diaz.
Though Nick is in phenomenal shape he has been away from the sport for a long time. And if we consider the skills we have seen from Diaz over the years he should beat Robbie Lawler on his return. However, it all depends on which Nick Diaz shows up.
We know that Nick is motivated and prepared for his return since he approached Dana White for the fight. But can he still get inside the cage, be Nick Diaz, overwhelm his opponent with an insane volume of punches and finish the fight?
If Nick Diaz wins this fight then there are many exciting matchups for him in UFC. If he does not continue in UFC after the fight against Lawler, it won’t be crazy to see Nick Diaz in the boxing ring as we have seen in the case of Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley.
So irrespective of how this rematch plays out, the fans should be excited to have Diaz back in action.