Cris Cyborg has some advice for Nate Diaz now that he’s free of the UFC and their contractual obligations.
Cris Cyborg Gives Advice To Nate Diaz
Diaz fought the last fight of his UFC deal earlier this month when he headlined UFC 279 against Tony Ferguson.
Initially, Diaz was to fight Khamzat Chimaev before Chimaev’s weight miss forced the entire top of the main card to be shuffled.
Diaz won his bout against Ferguson with a guillotine choke, exiting the UFC on a big submission win.
Now, Diaz is a free agent and free to explore opportunities outside of the UFC. Recently, former UFC champion Cris Cyborg has offered her thoughts on Diaz’s decision to not re-sign with the promotion.
Cyborg also had her UFC contract expire in 2019, eventually signing with Bellator MMA. Speaking to ESPN, Cyborg offered Diaz some advice in his current situation.
“First thing, I think he’s very lucky. His fight was a great fight. I always believed he was going to win against Chimaev, but the fight no happen – but he has very good jiu-jitsu, good cardio. But for me I think it’s the perfect time, perfect moment, get out of the UFC with his win, everybody knows who he is, he has a big name, he’s going to see a lot of offers for him, and it’s all deserved.”
More so, Cyborg said now Diaz can find a promoter who will treat him as a partner, rather than someone who “owns” him.
“It’s amazing when you don’t have anybody who tells you you’re a partner, but you’re not a partner, somebody owns you.
“So now the next step for him now is to be a partner, they’re going to work together, and this is the best feeling ever in your life. He’s going to be happy for sure.”