Shields: Diaz Brothers Want “Big Money Fights”
Since 2016, neither Nick or Nate Diaz have appeared on a UFC card.
The ever-popular brothers have been tied to a UFC 230 fight against Dustin Poirier, but Nate Diaz took to social media numerous times to say he wasn’t showing up to Madison Square Garden, prior to Poirier pulling out due to injury. Nick on the other hand has been dealing with a USADA suspension and has been rumored to face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 233, but has not put pen to paper yet.
Jake Shields, who has trained with both brothers broke down to BJPenn.com why neither man has yet to return to the Octagon.
“I have trained with them a lot. Currently, I am in New York so I’m not training with them as much,” said Shields.
“I have trained with these guys non-stop for years now. I think they both want to fight still, just not as often. Nate is just waiting for the Conor fight or big fights, and same with Nick, he was just waiting for big fights. They both had great careers already, so they are just looking for the big money fights now.”