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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

Dana White Says UFC’s “Probably” Offered Nate Diaz “50 Fights” Since Bouts With Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Nate Diaz had agreed to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 230. But, now that the latter’s been forced off the card due to injury, it doesn’t sound like Dana White believes Diaz will be fighting anytime soon.

The 33 year-old Diaz hasn’t fought now since August, 2016, when he lost his rematch to Conor McGregor via majority decision. Since then, the Stockton star has repeatedly said he’s only interested in big bouts. Diaz also appeared to be upset at a presser this past summer, when the event was also used to announce the October 6th bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor.

Recently White spoke with ESPN, and while discussing Diaz, he said this (quote via MMA Mania):

“I’m not interested in making a Nate Diaz fight until Diaz is just dying to fight,” White said. “We’ll offer him fights, we always offer him fights. We probably offered this kid 50 fights since he fought Conor. When he’s ready to fight, he’ll let us know.”

“He wanted a fight, we made a fight, we announced the fight, immediately he starts saying he’s not fighting,” White added. “We had a guy here in the company that was a big Nate Diaz fan, a big Nick Diaz fan and wanted to work with them. He’s not as enthusiastic as he used to be.”

Diaz currently holds a record of 19-11.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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