Recently, Nate Diaz has been called out by welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. However, it’s unclear whether or not the former lightweight title challenger is actually going to return to the cage.
The UFC is seeking to make a potential welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz. But Nate is looking a sizeable payday to fight Woodley and has thus far refused to come back unless UFC promotion plays ball.
We have learned that the UFC is not ready to pay Nate his desireable demand, but negotiations are still under work.
Tyron Woodley never short of words and came up with an idea how to get Diaz into the Octagon.
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) November 23, 2017
Woodley said it’s not $15 million, but it’s close. $5 million to show, $5 million to a winner. In a hotly-anticipated rematch with McGregor at UFC 202 Diaz loss with the close decision and since then he hasn’t fought. McGregor broke the record by earning $3 million whereas Diaz netted $2 million at UFC 202.
UFC is not happy how UFC 219 coming along and have pressure to bring up a worthy fight card to year-end show. However, Woodley and Nate Diaz are leveraging in this deal.
Tyron Woodley speaking on The Hollywood Beatdown:
“Guys in our sport bump their gums quite a bit, and they get you to think they are these huge tough guys, these gangsters, that they’ll fight anybody, anytime. Then when you get in front of a person like me, then the crickets start to come out, and they don’t really want to fight. It happened with [Michael] Bisping, it happened with Georges St-Pierre, it happened with Conor McGregor, it happened with Nick Diaz — big brother — and now it’s happening with baby brother. So, I guess it’s in the bloodline. I just told you. It’s 50-percent done. All you gotta’ say is yes. Put the ink to the paper, and we’re done. Get off the pot. Quit crapping yourself. You done took plenty of butt whooping’ before. This ain’t going to be anything different. Get your big paycheck and drift off into the fog.”
Do you guys agree with Tyron Woodley’s alternative solution to Diaz’s money demands?