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.
The confrontation occurred April 6 at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin, the website said.
The 40-year-old will defend his belt against former champion Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 241 on Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The 35-year-old meets women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC Fight Night 156 on Saturday in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The former women’s featherweight champion has often said she wants a rematch with Amanda Nunes, but UFC president Dana White says Justino is dodging the champion.
Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240.
The 145-pound champion will put his belt on the line against Frankie Edgar on Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, after moving up to lightweight.
In the main event of Dana White’s Contender Series, middleweights Ramazan Kuramagmedov and Jordan Williams showcased their skills in an entertaining back-and-forth battle.
Silva had the longest title reign as UFC middleweight champion with 16 consecutive victories from 2006 to 2013.