It seems that Nate Diaz is serious about an imminent return to the UFC, here’s what he has to say about a potential fight with the UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley:
“I’m getting to the point where I’m sick of not fighting. I’m not getting any younger,” Diaz told ESPN. “I put that tweet out saying I wanted to fight in May or June, but I didn’t say who because I was weighing my options. And now, Woodley is my best option.
“I see him on TMZ every week, talking about me. I’m like, ‘What the f—? If that’s what you want to do.’ It’s not really my weight class, but I’m with it. I think it’s my title we’re fighting for. If he’s the one calling me out, whose title are we fighting for? Who’s the real champion here?”
“I’d like a good two or three-month camp,” Diaz said. “We’ll figure it out. There’s definitely going to be something. I’m trying to fight.”
If this fight happens, and personally I hope it doesn’t, it shows us exactly what is wrong with the matchmaking in the UFC.
Diaz hasn’t fought since his rematch with Conor McGregor in 2016, a fight which he lost, he is really a lightweight and is ranked in that division, so how would he qualify for a shot at the UFC welterweight title.
It’s not like there are no other practical contenders for Woodley to fight, Rafael Dos Anjos, Colby Covington even Darren Till.
A Woodley v Diaz fight is wrong on every level imaginable.