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Dana White: Nick Diaz declined new fight, still retired

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Nick Diaz won't return to the Octagon.

UFC president Dana White told the media after UFC Fight Night 32's post-fight press conference in Goiania, Brazil, that the former Strikeforce welterweight champion has declined a new offer to return to the cage.

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

White didn't reveal which fight Diaz was offered, though.

Diaz hasn't fought since a unanimous decision loss to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre last March. If he never returns to the cage, Diaz would leave the sport with a 26-9 record with one no-contest.

Diaz initially announced his retirement after a decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143, on February 2012, but returned to the sport to fight for the UFC title. The pair of decision losses stopped a 11-fight win streak, which included victories over BJ Penn, Paul Daley and Frank Shamrock.

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