Nate Diaz, a former UFC lightweight title challenger, says he is ready for UFC comeback.
Nate Diaz posted a series of fight images to social on Tuesday; one was a picture where he announced that he is “sick of sitting around” and revealed that fight fans will see him back in action this May or June.
“Sick of sitting around waiting for you fuckers to do shit there’s no excitement in this fight shit step your games up I’ll see u around may, June. Sincerely The Real Champ.” – Nate Diaz
As soon Nate Diaz made his exciting announcement, two of the lightweight division’s contenders immediately began campaigning to be Nate’s next opponent.
Former interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee also made a statement:
— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) January 24, 2018
“Put yo money up then @NateDiaz209. Or shut the fuck up and go back to riding bikes around the park.” – Kevin Lee
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, also throw his interest in fighting with Nate Diaz.
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) January 24, 2018
“May-June is perfect @NateDiaz209, see you then big guy #Eastcoastbeastcoast #Ufcmostviolent” – Eddie Alvarez
Diaz hasn’t fought since falling against Conor McGregor at UFC 202, back in August of 2016. That fight, a rematch of their UFC 196 bout, which Diaz won via second-round submission. The rematch at UFC 202 reportedly set the promotion’s record for PPV buys.
McGregor went on to claim the UFC’s lightweight championship against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 back in November 2016. Moreover, McGregor made his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather last August.
If Nate Diaz does return around May or June, it could cause even more confusion in the lightweight division.
Nate Diaz was briefly linked to a potential super fight against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 219 in December, but unfortunately, the fight did not come to fruition.
Who do you want to see Nate Diaz Fight next in his UFC comeback?