UFC Scouts Fight For Nate Diaz’ Last Bout

The UFC has yet to give any verdict on Nate Diaz’s future with the promotion.

Diaz is looking to lock down the last fight on his current contract but is yet to get any affirmation from the promotion.

Diaz last made an appearance in the octagon against Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June.

The Stockton native went toe to toe against the fierce Brit. During the post-fight interview, the bloodied Diaz verbalized that he wants to return to the octagon at the close of this year. But as it turns out the UFC has yet to finalize any opponent for the 36-year-old.

Diaz is left with only one fight on his ongoing contract.

Earlier this week, the promotion offered the Ultimate Fighter season 5 winner a fight with emerging Welterweight Khamzat Chimaev who is running hot since making his debut in the octagon last year.

Chimaev is coming off another dominant win against China’s Li Jingliang at UFC 267.

The Chechen-born fighter absolutely man-handled his opponent and left the octagon with another strong statement in his favor.

Previously, Chimaev has openly expressed his desire to fight anyone in the division. And with Chimaev looking for a fight of his own in the octagon, the promotion tried to match up the Chechen with Diaz for the last fight on his ongoing contract. But Diaz turned down the fight stating that he wouldn’t fight a rookie like Chimaev but would happily accept a fight with any of the top ten of the UFC‘s welterweight division.

The only matchup that seems reasonable is a fight with the Brazilian top contender Vicente Luque.

Luque is riding a four-win streak in the octagon and has registered wins over the likes of former Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodly, Michael Chiesa and Niko Price during this run.

Both Luque and Diaz have shown interest in fighting each other but the promotion hasn’t moved in that direction as of now.

Previously, Luque was presented with the opportunity to fight his teammate Gilbert Burns to settle the spot for the No.1 contender in the division but the 30-year-old disapproved of the idea considering his relationship with the fellow Brazilian.

The UFC has found themselves in a spot of bother with both the fans and Diaz impatiently waiting for his next fight to be announced.

The UFC also looked at a possible rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Diaz for the BMF title but reverted from that idea as they are now striving to set up a blockbuster fight between the former teammates Colby Covington and Masvidal.

Luque seems to be an ideal opponent for Diaz’s possible last fight in the octagon.

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