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Sunday, Jan 12, 2014

Nate Diaz Denies Turning Down Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nate Diaz (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By FCF Staff

While it remains to be seen who Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle next, Nate Diaz is denying that he has turned down a fight with the rising lightweight, as Dana White recently claimed.

The UFC President was recently asked about the possibility of a Diaz-Nurmagomedov bout on Twitter, and White replied:

The outspoken Diaz, however, denied he’s been approached about facing the 21-0 fighter:

Recently it was reported that a bout between Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez was in the works, but the fight was never finalized. The Russian fighter is coming off a unanimous decision win over Pat Healy at UFC 165 in September, and has won five straight in the UFC.

Diaz (17-9) quickly stopped Gray Maynard at the TUF 18 Finale in November, after dropping back-to-back bouts to Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson.


posted by FCF Staff @ 12:07 pm
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