Win or lose, Nate Diaz’s last dance could come at UFC 279. But what about a title shot?
For Diaz, perhaps his next fight is more than a potential exit. Maybe it’s a future shot at a UFC belt. Of course, the Stockton-native has clear out sizable favorite Khamzat Chimaev first.
When it comes to talk of titles, many leave out the UFC superstar out of the conversation. But, you’d have to wonder where exactly Diaz fits in the division, should he be victorious against Chimaev… UFC President Dana White has an answer to that question.
“I mean, obviously, if Nate beat Khamzat Chimaev, the No. 3 guy in the world, you’d have to look at Nate, too,” White told The Underground regarding Diaz getting a title shot.
‘Everything is possible’
Diaz has a number of doubters heading into this fight with Chimaev. However, Dana White isn’t one of them. When it comes to the longtime UFC boss, nothing is impossible inside the Octagon.
“Everybody’s talking like that it’s impossible for Nate Diaz to win this fight. Nothing is impossible in fighting. Everything is possible.
“Nate Diaz wanted this fight,” White added. “It was either this fight or Francis Ngannou. This fight makes a lot more sense than Francis does. But, you know, for everybody to think that a veteran who’s as durable as Nate Diaz can’t win this fight is insane, so anything is possible. … You get out of the first two rounds and the fight gets interesting.”