Nate Diaz remains one of the most legitimate fighters to have ever stepped foot inside the Octagon. Diaz last competed against Jorge Masvidal for the “BMF” title at UFC 244 back in November 2019. He lost the match via doctor’s stoppage.
At UFC 263, Nate Diaz finally made his return to the Octagon as he squared off against Leon Edwards. Unfortunately for Diaz, his return didn’t quite go the way that he wanted to as Diaz lost the fight.
Nate Diaz had also made it clear that he wants to compete in the Octagon again within the next three to four months. There is no doubt that he wants to fight for a long time, but it seems Nate Diaz already has plans for what he will do after retirement.
While speaking to SunSport, Nate Diaz’s longtime training partner Chris Avila stated that Diaz plans on starting his own MMA or boxing promotion once he retires from active competition.
“He has one more fight I’m sure lined up on his contract and then he’s going to be doing a lot of his own stuff after. I know he’s got a lot of new plans. He’s going to be doing his own fight show, he might even headline his own fight. It might be boxing, MMA, but it will be a big fight. He’s only hoping to fight the biggest guys, whoever is there to fight, it’s going to be someone big.
He’s going to get the whole Nick Diaz Academy on his own fight show, we need to show everybody that we’re the s–t. We’ve got the best fighters out here in Stockton, most people know it but we’ve got guys primed and ready to go. We’ve got real fighters putting in real work and it’s time for us to get exposure.”
It seems he will be following in the footsteps of fellow UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired from the UFC and started his own promotion called Eagle Fighting Championship. With the wealth of knowledge that Nate Diaz possesses, there is no doubt whatever promotion he decides to start will be a huge success.