Since the walk out at his last press conference, everything seems to be somewhat up in the air for Nate Diaz. Throwing around comments like “f*ck the UFC” and “they’re under promoting me” and “I’m not gonna fight anyone” has everyone wondering whether or not Diaz will actually be returning to the octagon.
Nate Diaz, brother of the former mma star Nick Diaz has built up quite a name for himself ever since his win against the former two-division champion Conor McGregor. Known for his loud and flashy attitude and his marijuana related antics, Diaz can safely say he has built up an anticipation for his next fight, and some might even argue that he even built up hype around his brother Nick’s return to the UFC. Nate is now one of the top draws in the UFC and has had a pretty decent career as of now with 19 wins and 11 losses as a professional.
While many agree with Diaz, and also believe the UFC isn’t prioritizing him as a top name fighter; there are also many who think that all his claims are just baby cries. Bruce Buffer, one of those who say Nate Diaz has no reason to complain says in a video uploaded by TMZ, “Nate you made seven or more million in your last fight, I don’t wanna hear you complain” Buffer also says, “you should be thanking the UFC and bowing to Dana White every time you see him.” Leave it to Bruce Buffer to tell it like it is.
A day later, Diaz replied on social media tweeting, “Bruce Buffer wtf get off the Ufc[‘s] nuts, you’re bowing down right now telling me to bow down..” and so on. Now whether he’s in the right or wrong none of us are really sure, but it definitely speaks volumes when even Buffer is online talking about how wrong you are.
The UFC 25th anniversary press conference is as of now the last time the mma fighter posed for a photo with his pending opponent Dustin Poreir. The press conference consisted of McGregor being announced as a main event, and also of Nate walking off the stage of the press conference upon learning of “the Notorious” and his long awaited return to the UFC. McGregor, who was also forced to go through a hiatus with the UFC due to legal issues he faced, had his last bout with Diaz; winning by decision after 5 rounds of war.
After all that’s been going on it seems what we want to know is whether it’ll be Nate himself the reason he won’t fight or if the UFC will be the reason. Will Diaz make the choice to not fight or will the UFC make the simple choice of not allowing him due to his words and his actions?