- Nate Diaz surprisingly shared his honest take on Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva boxing match
- The Stockton native vows to make a UFC return
As advertised, UFC superstar Nate Diaz put on another epic performance at UFC 279. The proud Stockton, California native got fans thrilled once again and he capped it off with a Diaz-style guillotine choke victory over Tony Ferguson.
Diaz confirmed after the win that it was his final fight under the UFC banner and he would be working on managing his own promotion, Real Fight Inc. for a while. However, the MMA legend may have just flirted with the idea of doing boxing a bit as he sent a message to Jake Paul and Anderson Silva in his post-fight presser.
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From the octagon to the ring?
In a brief yet powerful statement, Diaz said:
“Jake Paul and Anderson Silva, get me some ringside seats.”
For context, Paul and Silva will be facing each other in a boxing match on October 29. With Diaz expressing desire to be ringside during the match, he could be hinting at something interesting.
What’s the deal with the UFC?
While Diaz is quite certain UFC 279 was already his farewell fight, he also conceded that he will be back in the promotion no matter what.
“I have no plans on not being back in the UFC,” Diaz stressed.
Game recognizes game
As for his opponent and fellow UFC veteran Ferguson, Diaz said he has nothing but the utmost respect for “El Cucuy.”
“Just respect,” Diaz said of Tony. “(Ferguson has) been fighting a while. Fought a lot of good people, had a lot of good performances. Put on a lot of crazy fights, taken a lot of damage. … It’s just respect. It’s the toughest job in the world. That guy should be a hundred millionaire.”
In retrospect, Diaz indeed enjoyed an illustrious UFC career. He finished his stint with the promotion, tallying a 16-11 record. And though he never won a title, Diaz is still a champion in the hearts of millions of MMA fans across the globe.