Interview: Nate Diaz says he wants to fight Tyron Woodley in Las Vegas
As the Diaz turns we watch and listen. Nate Diaz fighting for the UFC in 2018, we just don’t know against who and where. In a new interview with ESPN, Diaz talked his last few months in behind the scenes contract drama.
In August it will be 24 months since Nate Diaz last fought inside a cage. If it’s up to Diaz, 2018 is going to start out with a huge fight for him.
“I’m getting to the point where I’m sick of not fighting. I’m not getting any younger,” Diaz told ESPN. “I put that tweet out saying I wanted to fight in May or June, but I didn’t say who because I was weighing my options. And now, Woodley is my best option.
“I see him on TMZ every week, talking about me. I’m like, ‘What the f—? If that’s what you want to do.’ It’s not really my weight class, but I’m with it. I think it’s my title we’re fighting for. If he’s the one calling me out, whose title are we fighting for? Who’s the real champion here?”
When asked when he’d like the fight to take place, Diaz mentioned UFC 226 on July 7 as a possibility. His preference is to fight in Las Vegas.
“I’d like a good two or three-month camp,” Diaz said. “We’ll figure it out. There’s definitely going to be something. I’m trying to fight.”
Get Diaz paid and get Diaz a fight. Diaz challenging for the lightweight, welterweight, GSP or Conor McGregor will go down in 2018, now the ball is in the UFC’s court. UFC, bow to the 209 throne and make Diaz brothers fans happy this year.