Dana White Says Nate Diaz Will Return, Working On Last Bout In Contract
Nate Diaz has not fought since June, and fans have said they’ve been waiting.
UFC president Dana White shared an update on Diaz’s possible comeback to the octagon, revealing that the promotion is working on his last bout of his ongoing deal.
Last month, the elder Diaz sibling, Nick made his much-awaited return to the octagon after six and half years at UFC 266.
His arrival brought much jubilation for the fans as both the Diaz brothers deliver a show every time they step in the ring. Now all eyes are stuck on Nate.
Diaz last fought in the octagon in June where he went the distance against formidable opponent, Leon Edwards. In the post-fight interview, the Stockton native expressed his desire to fight again at the end of the year.
Lately, Diaz had been stumping for a fight against Vicente Luque. A few days ago, Diaz announced, “I ain’t got a contract. It must be something wrong with Luque.”
But Luque’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, had a different answer of the ongoing rift.
“Listen, I believe Nate Diaz has one fight left on his contract. I think the only way UFC will agree to make this fight happen [is] if Nate re-signs with the UFC,” he previously said. “But, I don’t know if this is good for Nate to re-sign with UFC.”
When questioned about Diaz’s status, White said: “He’s got one more fight. We’re working on a fight for him.”
Recently, there has been much chirping happening around the MMA circle for a potential showdown between Diaz and Tony Ferguson, which many MMA fans say they want this fight to happen, but according to White, it’s not on their radar.
“Tony [Ferguson] wasn’t one of the guys we were working on, but we’re working on a fight for him right now,” White added.
It seems like Diaz might not fight in December as he had wished before.