Nate Diaz hasn’t fought since Aug. 20, when he was defeated by Conor McGregor via majority decision. It was the second fight between the two in 2016, with the Stockton, Calif. native submitting the brash Irishman in their first bout.
But since Diaz has been taking time away from the cage, fans and media members alike have been wondering what his next move will be.
Well, according to Diaz himself, he will not be returning to the Octagon at lightweight unless the UFC offers him a fight against a top contender or a cool $20 million payday.
“I’m only fighting at lightweight for a big fight or 20 million just to take the call. Until then, I’m just living my life,” Diaz told MMA Fighting.
As for a potential trilogy fight with McGregor, don’t expect that to happen anytime soon unless the UFC ups its offer.
“I already beat him, and they aren’t paying enough to fight him again,” Diaz added.
So, here we are again. Another UFC division is left in limbo due to high contract demands and the champion taking an extended lay-off. It will be interesting to see what, if any, resolution we got on the Diaz front.
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