UFC President Dana White Working On Nate Diaz’s Lightweight Return
UFC President Dana White says he’s working on getting Nate Diaz back inside the Octagon.
Diaz hasn’t competed since November 2, 2019 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Diaz headlined UFC 244. He fell short in his bid for the BMF Championship against Jorge Masvidal. The Stockton native was stopped before the fourth round could begin due to the advice of an Octagon-side doctor.
During an interview with Oscar Willis of The Mac Life, White said that he’s working on Diaz’s next fight and it’ll be contested at lightweight if all goes well (h/t Aaron Bronsteter).
Dana White to @oscarswillis: "We're working on a Nate Diaz fight right now (at) lightweight… It would put him in a really good position if he won the fight and the guy who he could potentially be fighting, I think it's a great fight for him too."
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) January 13, 2021
“We’re working on a Nate Diaz fight right now (at) lightweight… It would put him in a really good position if he won the fight and the guy who he could potentially be fighting, I think it’s a great fight for him too.”
White ruled out Tony Ferguson as an opponent for Diaz’s next fight. The UFC boss did say, however, that he anticipates fight fans to be happy with the opponent.
The UFC President was asked if Diaz could potentially get a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor if he emerges victorious. White said he isn’t thinking that far ahead. McGregor is set to collide with Dustin Poirier in a rematch on January 23.
FIGHT SPORTS will keep you updated on what the UFC has in store for Nate Diaz as more details become available.