Nate Diaz’s current UFC contract has been extended by Dana White and company.
UFC fans could see more of Nate Diaz in the coming year after it was revealed that ‘Stockton Slugger’ only had one more fight remaining on his UFC contract.
That news come from MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani who reports on Substack, that the UFC just extended Nate Diaz’s current UFC contract after he turned down a fight with Khamzat Chimaev.
“Sounds like the UFC is moving on from Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nathan Diaz fight and, as a result, have extended Diaz’s contract,” Helwani said. “I think they knew that would happen and were hoping to buy time for when Conor McGregor is ready to return later this year.”
“Diaz hasn’t signed any new deal yet, so that, too, is a fascinating story to watch next year.”
Diaz was recently offered a fight with rising star Khamzat Chimaev which he turned down and called Chimaev a “rookie”. Diaz had also been rumored to fight rising welterweight Vicente Luque earlier this year but negotiations didn’t move forward.
However, as noted by Helwani, Diaz’s extension could also potentially open the door to a possible trilogy between Diaz and McGregor in the new year.
Nate Diaz (20-13 MMA) hasn’t fought since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 263, his second straight defeat and third loss in the last four fights.
After having his contract extended Would you like to see Nate Diaz fight Conor McGregor in the final fight?