Nate Diaz is quitting the UFC, but he insists he Will come back eventually.
Diaz was originally scheduled to fight Khamzat Chimaev in the main event of UFC 279 on September 10. Diaz shared the octagon with Tony Ferguson as Chimaev dropped weight before fight night. The Stockton native reached the fourth round of submissions, ending his UFC deal in the process.
In a postgame interview with Joe Rogan, Diaz lays out his future plans (via MMAFighting).
“What I know, I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the UFC in this organization, but at the end of the day, I love the UFC, ” Diaz said. “Salute to Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Hunter Campbell, who have always given me the opportunity and the platform, everyone, and myself.”
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Diaz was never shy about expressing him The problem with the UFC, but this time it’s a little different. The 34-game veteran left the door open for a return to promotion in the future.
“I want to get out of the UFC for a minute and show all these UFC fighters how to take over and own another sport, how you should do it because Conor McGregor doesn’t know what to do. These other fighters don’t know what to do. So I’m going there and I’m going to take over another class and be the best at it. Showing everyone I’m the best at this OK, then I’ll be back here for a sissy UFC title. The best title in the world.”
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