Former UFC Fighter Jake Shields Claims Nick Diaz Was Pressured To Take Fight Against Robbie Lawler Before He Was Ready

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Nick Diaz made his return to the octagon for the first time in six years on Saturday but there’s some mystery as to how it all came about.

At UFC 266, Diaz lost his return fight to Robbie Lawler in a third-round TKO finish.

During his postfight interview, Diaz implied that he was having some management issues coming into the fight.

“I had a lot of stress coming into this one…I don’t know how this fight got set up, I had a switch-up in my whole management set up. It was just a bum rap but no excuses, he was in great shape”

After Diaz’s loss, former UFC fighter Jake Shields claims Nick was pressured into taking the fight before he was ready for money.