Nate Diaz hasn’t fought in the Octagon since June 2021. He has now given Dana White an ultimatum, warning that until he fights in July or August, he’ll demand his release. Diaz has hinted that he will quit for a lucrative fight with Jake Paul if the UFC does not book him a fight this summer.

The 37-year-old added to the pressure by implying that he had the option of pursuing a multimillion-dollar deal with Paul, despite the fact that he has better things to accomplish. The American fighter made the announcement on Twitter, along with a video of Paul knocking out another MMA fighter Tyron Woodley.

UFC release now please or give me fight with anyone in July or August.

I have bigger s*** to do.

Paul, on the other hand, has huge intentions of his own. He has committed to square off against boxing legend Mike Tyson before the year’s end. On Jimmy Kimmel, Tyson threw down the gauntlet, saying that a bout could happen, but only before the end of 2022.

Diaz has a UFC record of 20 wins and 13 losses in 33 fights. Along the way, he’s defeated some of the sport’s greatest names, including Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone. Diaz hasn’t fought since losing a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards at UFC 263 last year. Check out his tweet below.

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