Max Holloway, a featherweight champion who suffered a leg injury that pulls him out of his scheduled bout with Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, UFC is struggling to find a new main event for the badly dented March 3rd card on just a few weeks notice.
As per journalist Ariel Helwani, the UFC is trying to get a new opponent for Frankie Edgar and are close to securing the card with Brian Ortega for the role. However, that fight is not really a suitable PPV headliner, so an effort is also being made to book another marquee match-up.
Moreover, a bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw shoots down a potential rematch offer with rival Cody Garbrandt as he set his sights on a super fight with Demetrious Johnson, so UFC has no choice but to look for a new opponent.
Here we have an interesting option available, which is Nate Diaz who is interested in saving UFC 222!
Last month, Diaz claimed on social media that he was finally getting the itch to return to the UFC octagon, adding that he was targeting May or June.
Nate Diaz, a former UFC lightweight title challenger told Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, that he is interested in saving March’s UFC 222 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.
The best option to fill in for the @BlessedMMA void at #UFC222 is @NateDiaz209 and he tells me he’s 💯 interested….make it happen @ufc
— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) February 4, 2018
The best option to fill in for the @BlessedMMA void at #UFC222 is @NateDiaz209 and he tells me he’s interested….make it happen @ufc
Diaz seems ready, and a big fight with the Nate Diaz would go a long way with fans that don’t have much to look forward to over the next few months. Let us pray to the MMA Gods that something can be worked out.
Nate Diaz, who hasn’t fought since losing a majority decision to Conor McGregor in a rematch at UFC 202 back in August of 2016, would be a huge PPV draw, far, far more so than even the original main event of the show.
How excited will you be if Nate Diaz fights against Frankie Edgar?