Nate Diaz wants out of the Octagon.
Diaz Requests Release
The UFC Welterweight is no stranger to expressing his problems with the promotion. However, it looks like things have reached a new boiling point between Diaz and the UFC. Out of the blue, Diaz would ask to be released from his contract on Saturday.
“I Would like to request to be released from the @ufc @danawhite @hunter I apologize for asking online but u don’t give me a fight asap I got shit to do.”
Diaz would follow up on his initial Tweet.
“Mother f*ckers be crying cause they get dropped from the ufc I can’t pay out this bitch.”
Mother fuckers be crying cause they get dropped from the ufc I can’t pay out this bitch— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 26, 2022
Not having fought since June, Diaz has had some trouble booking a fight in 2022. The UFC superstar has been trying to get a bout lined up with his rival Dustin Poirier, but for whatever reason, the fight hasn’t come into fruition. Both men have campaigned for it but nothing has changed.
Poirier recently stated Diaz had retired. However, that’s not the case as Diaz wants to fight, even outside the promotion.
Poirier And Paul React
After hearing how he wants to be released, ‘The Diamond’ and even Jake Paul shed some light on it.
“#freenatediaz” Poirier wrote.
#freenatediaz https://t.co/TY8VS7w3tv— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) March 26, 2022
“Free Nate Diaz,” Paul wrote.
Free Nate Diaz https://t.co/8gM18meFWK— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) March 26, 2022
Diaz To Bellator?
We’ll see if anything comes from Diaz’s recent comment. Perhaps, he’s trying to call the UFC’s bluff and get a fight lined up sooner rather than later. Whatever the case may be, it looks like Bellator is interested in signing Nate Diaz. And given recent comments, Diaz is also interested.
“Hunter, what happens next sir?” Bellator replied to an account Diaz tagged.
Hunter, what happens next sir?— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) March 26, 2022