Sources say Nate Diaz is back, unless he isn’t. The “Nate Diaz not fighting in the UFC” countdown clock has reached 2018.
He has to fight this year, right?
Maybe Diaz has a fight lined up. Maybe Diaz does not have a fight lined up. It’s 2018 and if Diaz does come back to the UFC it should be versus one of these five men.
Here is the top five most likely potential Nate Diaz opponents as of 1/8/2018.
5) Tyron Woodley
Because 2017 was crazy, so let the UFC go full UFC in 2018.
4) Eddie Alvarez
Could be a title eliminator for both men. Alvarez and Diaz get paid with FOTY bonus very much in play.
3) Khabib Nurmagomedov
Risky as hell for Team Diaz but hell these two once threw down in WSOF lobby brawl.
2) Tony Ferguson
T Ferg gets another big name way to build on or a Diaz Brother holds an UFC belt for ransom.
1) Conor McGregor
In MMA, all roads lead to Stockton vs. Dublin Part III. Unless these two fight in the main event of Zuffa Boxing 1, McGregor vs. Diaz happens during International Fight Week 2018.