Nate Diaz’s UFC Contract Expires Soon
Nate Diaz’s contract expires soon, but for him, it’s not soon enough.
ESPN’s Marc Raimondi reported on Monday that Diaz’s deal with the UFC will end sometime before November. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani followed up the report and said time will be up on October 19.
Until then, the Diaz brother has one fight left on the deal. He’s vocalized how he’s been asking for fights with fighters like Vicente Luque and Tony Ferguson, but they were never offered. Diaz also clarified that the promotion did offer him fights, but they came with a contract extension, which he declined.
Bryan Barberena, Kevin Holland and Dustin Poirier are a few of the names who volunteered to face Diaz in his last fight.
Outside of the octagon, Diaz has shown interest in meeting Jake Paul in a boxing match – once he’s free from his contract.
However, if Diaz chooses to not compete before October 19, he will be released by the promotion via the “sunset clause.”
The welterweight previously accused the promotion of holding him “hostage,” which UFC President Dana White denied.
Diaz has not fought since June 2021 when he lost to Leon Edwards. He’s fought just three times since losing to Conor McGregor in their rematch in 2016.