Well, it looks like big boy Nate Diaz is unhappy again with the UFC. Easily one of the most entertaining fighters on the roster and also one of the biggest draws, Nate is nothing short of a superstar. However, the recent evidence suggests he is not too pleased with UFC President, Dana White.
Last seen taking on Leon Edwards at UFC 263, Diaz has been touted for a return for a while now. Although the ‘Stockton Slugger’ almost managed to turn the fight on its head in Round 5, it was mostly a one-sided affair. As such, Diaz wants to make his return, preferably against big-name opposition.
Following his loss to Edwards and McGregor’s loss to injury/ loss, a trilogy fight has been on the cards. “I’m not fighting Conor he sucks,” says Diaz. With the two tied at 1-1, Diaz wants more than the ‘injured’ McGregor. Previously Conor suffered a nasty leg fracture during his bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Thus, the trilogy fight with Nate Diaz is supposedly what the UFC has been eyeing for McGregor’s comeback. But, with Diaz unhappy and wanting to fight earlier than the proposed matchup, who could a potential suitor be?
For one, Dustin Poirier makes the most sense right now. Fresh off his title-shot loss to Charles Oliveira, Poirier has also been eyeing a move up to 170. Initially, seen as a response to Colby Covington’s callout, the move up could work for a fight with Diaz too.
Additionally, it appears as though Poirier is open to fighting Diaz which means a potential banger could be in the works. For Diaz, it’s the big-name fight he’s been wanting and for Poirier, it could bring him a step closer to #1 Contender, Colby Covington. For us fans, this summer is shaping up nicely with some crazy potential fights in the works.
As for you, who would you like to see Nate Diaz fight next? Leave it down in the comments below.