Nick Diaz Dominates XTerra Triathlon

By Timothy James  |  August 25, 2022  |  No Comments

Stockton’s own UFC Icon Nick Diaz showcased his legendary cardio by crushing the XTerra Triathlon event in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

There’s a reason why the Diaz bros’ cardio is the stuff of legend. Nick Diaz looked amazing in a triathlon event this weekend at the XTerra Triathlon in Lake Tahoe, crushing one of the most grueling tests of endurance that exists in the sporting world.

For the uninitiated, a triathlon consists of a 1,500 meter swim, followed by a 35.5 kilometer bike trail, finishing with a brutal 10k run. It’s essentially three marathons in one…hence the name “triathlon.”

Nick was joined by friend and teammate Chris Avila, who is fighting this October. Nick’s brother Nate Diaz is scheduled to headline UFC 279 next month against Khamzat Chimaev in what may be the younger Diaz’s final bout under the UFC banner.

Most UFC athletes would have tapped out in the second round, but Nick Diaz made it look easy. The UFC welterweight is in great shape and looks to be as healthy as ever, despite entering his last bout injured.

Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie told Submission Radio that his fighter went into the Robbie Lawler fight with significant injuries, including a bulging disc in his neck. “Nick was doing great. And then you kind of see Nick kind of just kind of fading as the fight wore on. So, Nick had an operation very recently here seven weeks ago. So, two of the discs had ruptured in his neck before the fight. So, he was having numbness of the hands. That’s why he didn’t make 170. He fought at 185, is cause it was impossible to train. He just didn’t have any strength. He didn’t have what you’re used to, the Nick Diaz, you know, he didn’t have it,” stated Gracie.

Despite going into the fight with ruptured discs, Nick Diaz still put it on Lawler, giving fans a lot to cheer about in his long-awaited return to the UFC octagon. Fans had to wait a long time to see the elder Diaz bro return to MMA after he was screwed over by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in 2015, receiving a ridiculous 5 year ban for marijuana.

While guys like T.J. Dillashaw and Anderson Silva got suspensions of a year or two for performance enhancing drugs, Nick Diaz got shafted for cannabis. Despite that grave injustice, Nick is ready to be active again, looking fit and fight ready.

Who do you want to see Nick Diaz fight next in his return to the Octagon?

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