Dana White Hopes to See Nate Diaz Fight in 2021, But Isn’t “Counting on It”
By FCF Staff
2020 came and went without Nate Diaz fighting, and while Dana White hopes that’s not the case for 2021, he’s not banking on the star competing.
Diaz’s last bout took place in November, 2019, when he lost to Jorge Masvidal via TKO (due to doctor stoppage). There was talk about a rematch, and Diaz pushed for the bout, but the fight never materialized.
As 2021 begins, the expectation is that the UFC is hoping to have Masvidal fight rival, Colby Covington next. Recently White did a Q&A session for ESPN, and he was asked about Diaz fighting in 2021 (quote via MMA Junkie).
“I hope (he fights this year),” White said during the chat session with Laura Sanko. “I hope so. I’d like to see him fight. I’m not counting on it, but I’d like to see him fight.”
The UFC President was also asked about the possibility of Diaz fighting Conor McGregor for a third time in the coming year, and White said he doubts that will happen.
The 35-year-old Diaz currently holds a record of 20-12.