Nate Diaz Applies For Promoter’s License For Real Fight, Inc.
Nate Diaz has been a household name among the MMA fraternity for the past decade.
Diaz (20-13, 5 KOs) is set to fight for one last time inside the octagon this Saturday against the upcoming hot prospect, Khamzat Chimaev in the main event at UFC 279. Diaz hasn’t savored a nice relationship with UFC president Dana White, accusing him on numerous occasions of bribing him to sign another contract.
But the Stockton native has seen enough and wants to make his move away from the promotion.
Among all the excitement for his headliner against Chimaev at UFC 279, Diaz is already making arrangements for his post-retirement hobby as one of his close teammates opened up about him procuring a promoter’s license.
“Nathan Diaz will be applying for his promoter’s license in the coming weeks to form Real Fight, Inc., a new promotion that will focus on promoting combat sports shows, specifically boxing, MMA and BJJ,” the statement reads.
“The new venture has no bearing on his status as a fighter, where he will continue to be very active. Real Fight, Inc. is his expansion into the business side of the sport where he has been a fixture for close to 20 years.
“The promotion will look (to) attract fighters from around the world, whether it be up and coming prospects or household names who fit the brand of “Real Ninjas. Real Fighters. Real Shit.”
Diaz still has the intention of fighting for at least two to three more years and will probably want to land a big-money fight with the social media personality turned boxer, Logan Paul, in the near future.
Diaz has been vouching for a boxing bout with Paul in the last couple of months.
And if Diaz is able to establish his Real Fight promotion and simultaneously secure a fight with Paul, fans could see the Stockton native use Real Fight to co-promote the event.