Nick Diaz is super confident heading into his first fight in more than five years.

The former Strikeforce champion hasn’t been seen in action since dropping to a decision defeat against Anderson Silva back in 2015.

After much chatter about his impending return to the Octagon, Diaz finally has a date and opponent for his comeback. The MMA icon will square off against Robbie Lawler in an eagerly anticipated rematch 17 years in the making.

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For anyone who doesn’t remember, Diaz and Lawler first squared off at UFC 47 in April 2004. The Stockton, California native famously picked up a one-punch knockout win after two rounds of war.

Their rematch will be only the second non-title, non-main event fight in UFC history to be set for five rounds. Nate Diaz was involved in the first when he went toe-to-toe with Leon Edwards at UFC 263 earlier this year.

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Ahead of his comeback, Diaz warned his opponent that he is much more dangerous than he was the first time they fought.

“I’m actually way more of a dangerous fighter than I was when I fought Robbie Lawler the first time,” Diaz said. “I’m going to be really unstoppable having made the right decisions.

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Diaz is confident he’ll make it 2-0 against ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler on September 25.

“I’m going to beat Robbie again,” Diaz said.

Do you think Nick Diaz will return with a win at UFC 266?