Yancy Medeiros has been friends with Nick Diaz for a very long time and has been a part of his famous ‘scrap pack.' He was very excited when his good friend announced he would return at UFC 266 against Robbie Lawler.

The bout was a very fun, back and forth striking match that ended in the third round by TKO. Yancy Medeiros knew it wasn't the same Nick Diaz at UFC 266 against Robbie Lawler.

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“Nick's always a fighter,” Medeiros told ClutchPoints. “He's a General. He's the General. No matter if I see him or not, every time I see him, I'm always gonna pay my homage to him. But when I found out he was doing a fight, of course, I was excited. That guy's a savant when it comes to fighting. It's beyond like, he can't get it, I get it. That's why you guys can't get it. But Nick is definitely a savant when it comes to fighting and fighting Robbie Lawler, that was just a tough fight. Tough fight on both ends. Everyone can see that Nick didn't look like the Nick that was. I feel like with a proper camp, Nick will come back and get better. From what I know, he's doing much better too.”

There was a lot of talk about how Nick Diaz looked at UFC 266 and there were big questions about his training camp. Yancy Medeiros expects him to look better with a proper training camp.

“It was entertaining, but I definitely think Nick wasn't 100 or he didn't have the best camp. I don't even know because I never dug into it. I never asked. I don't go and be like,' Oh, what's this? What's that?' I'm like when he wants to reveal, what he wants to reveal to me, I'll go. But I don't dig at it. All I cared about was him fighting, him doing his best. When he knew what he knew and how the fight ended. He knew. I gotta give him that respect. And for him to bring that Lawler out like, Lawler is a G. He's an OG and just to have that respect and see two guys like that go out there… I'm like, Damn. Robbie is humble in victory and defeat. He's a G. I got the utmost respect for him. But even more so after that fight.”