Dana White: UFC Working on Final Bout of Nate Diaz’s Contract
By FCF Staff
In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of speculation regarding who and when Nate Diaz will fight next. More recently, UFC President Dana White’s confirmed the promotion’s working on Diaz’s next bout, and that it’s the final fight of the star’s contract.
The 36-year-old Diaz (20-13) is coming off a decision loss to top welterweight contender, Leon Edwards in June. That fight marked the first time Diaz had competed since November, 2019, when he lost via TKO to Jorge Masvidal (doctor stoppage due to a cut).
Lately, there has been buzz about Diaz fighting the likes of Vicente Luque, or Tony Ferguson next. Following UFC Vegas 41, however, White reported Ferguson isn’t being discussed as Diaz’s next opponent (quote via MMA Junkie).
“He’s got one more fight,” White said. “We’re working on a fight for him. Tony (Ferguson) wasn’t one of the guys we’re working on, but we’re working on a fight for Nate now. He’s got one fight left (on his contract).
Before White’s comments, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani had reported Diaz is near the end of his contract.
Diaz has feuded with the UFC in the past, regarding his contract and how much he’s being paid. More recently, fighter hasn’t said whether he’d be open to signing an extension with the UFC or if he intends to test free agency.