Nate Diaz hasn’t fought since suffering a majority decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202, a defeat he vehemently contested.
Earlier this year, the Ultimate Fighter season five winner claimed he was ready to end his 18-month hiatus via social media, says he’s ‘sick of sitting around’ and wants to return to the Octagon by this summer.
However, UFC president Dana White told TMZ that chances of Nate Diaz welcoming McGregor back to the Octagon are a lot slimmer than a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr coming to fruition. Moreover, White reiterated Nate has rejected every fight they’ve offered him.
“We’ve been offering [Nate Diaz] fights. Guys don’t just come out and say ‘I want fights’ and then we don’t react on it,” White said. “We’ve been hitting him up since the last time he fought, offering him fights and he’s not interested in fighting. I don’t know why he’s saying it.”
“I don’t even know what fight he wants. Obviously, if Conor [McGregor] was available, he’d take that fight. It’s a big money fight for sure.”
Diaz shocked the MMA world in March 2016 when he earned a surprising second-round submission victory over Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 196 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Diaz is the only fighter topple the Notorious in the Octagon.
Recently, Diaz revealed he’s currently eyeing a fight with reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who has called him out on multiple occasions, but White insists that the UFC has no interest in the match-up.
However, UFC champ Conor Mcgregor who last fought at UFC 205 against Eddie Alvarez and scored a lightweight title back in November 2016. Then in 2017, Mcgregor crossover to the boxing ring to fight Floyd Mayweather and suffering a 10th-round defeat back in August.
What do you think of Dana White’s remarks on Nate Diaz? Do you think Diaz Vs. Mcgregor trilogy should happen?