The 30-year-old needed just 42 seconds to knock out women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade in the main event of UFC Fight Night 157.
The lightweight champion declined comment on a question about his arch-rival during a conference call promoting his upcoming UFC 242 title defense against Dustin Poirier.
The 30-year-old could become the first Chinese fighter to win a UFC title when she faces Jessica Andrade for the women’s strawweight title on Saturday
The former two-division champion, who continues to make questionable decisions outside the cage, indicated he plans to fight this year. His last bout was in October.
UFC 241 was the most entertaining event of the year in the opinion of the hosts of the RJ Ringside podcast.
The 38-year-old will fight for the first time since November 2017 when he meets Matt Saunders in a welterweight bout Dec. 14 at T-Mobile Arena.
White officially had to backtrack five years after making the statement after Diaz drew big numbers at UFC 241 for his return to the cage after a three-year hiatus.
Stipe Miocic knocked out heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the fourth round, and Nate Diaz won a unanimous decision over Anthony Pettis in a welterweight fight.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 241 on Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
The 34-year-old will end a three-year hiatus from the sport when he meets Anthony Pettis in a welterweight contender bout at UFC 241 on Saturday in Anaheim, California.