Fan-favorite fighter from Stockholm, Nate Diaz, has given UFC President Dana White two options.
One of the options is to give him a fight against anyone in August or be released as soon as possible, so he can earn money in different ways.
“Ufc release now please or give me fight with anyone in July or august I have bigger sh-t to do,” he said paired with a video of Jake Paul’s brutal knockout of Tyron Woodley in their rematch.
On Tuesday, Diaz sent another clue.
The welterweight demanded on Twitter, “Send the release” with a boxing glove emoji.
“Dana – I’m happy to be Nate’s last fight in UFC. You know the terms: pay fighters more and give them healthcare. Sweetener: I will fight for free.”
Send the release 📄
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 21, 2022
Dana – I’m happy to be Nate’s last fight in UFC. You know the terms: pay fighters more and give them healthcare.
Sweetener: I will fight for free. https://t.co/fhj6Ig9bS2
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 21, 2022
Diaz was rumored to fight with Khamzat Chimaev, Dustin Poirier or a desired matchup against Conor McGregor, but none of these fights materialized.
White – who seemed to warm up to the Paul-Diaz idea — weighed in on why Diaz hasn’t gotten a bout yet.
“So listen, we’re trying to do the best we can, trying not to shit on anybody or disrespect anybody, but it’s not like we’re talking about Kamaru Usman here,” White told The MacLife.
“We’re talking about Nate Diaz. Nate’s won one fight in five years. So we’re trying to figure this thing out with him. He probably should go on and fight Jake Paul. That’s a fight that makes sense.”
Paul, meanwhile, defeated Woodley twice and Ben Askren. He knocked out both fighters who held Bellator, UFC and One Championship belts.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer announced he is returning to the ring in August at Madison Square Garden, but it’s unclear who will be the opponent.