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Video: UFC releases promo for return of Nate Diaz

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Nate Diaz and the UFC have always had a complicated relationship, but the promotion is welcoming him back in style.

On Monday, the UFC’s Instagram page released a promo video to mark the fan favorite fighter’s return from a three-year hiatus:

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He’s baaaaaack! #UFC241 @NateDiaz209

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The clip includes Diaz’s best quotes along with his best moments in the Octagon, including his triumphs Donald Cerrone, Michael Johnson, Jim Miller, and Gray Maynard.

Diaz has not fought since losing a rematch to Conor McGregor by majority decision at UFC 202 back in August 2016. In their first meeting, Diaz defeated McGregor by second-round submission. The rivalry produced two of the most successful pay-per-views in UFC history.

The 34-year-old is set to make his comeback against Anthony Pettis in a welterweight bout at UFC 241 on Aug. 17 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.