Nate Diaz is one of the most popular fighters in UFC history, and there’s no disputing that. Nate has been with the MMA promotion since The Ultimate Fighter 5. That doesn’t mean he is happy competing for UFC.
Nate was on The MMA Hour on Tuesday and voice his frustration with his current UFC contract. The younger Diaz brother wants to fight the last bout in his contract but, so far, has been unable to get booked.
“I was trying to get the show on the road, and they don’t want me out of the contract, and they’re keeping me in, and they’re holding me hostage, and I want out. That’s my main objective here, and it’s been an objective of mine since, I don’t know, what year it was? But the year I fought Ben Henderson (2012).”
Nate hasn’t competed since UFC 263 in June 2021 when he lost a unanimous decision top welterweight contender Leon Edwards. It’s been more than a year since he last set foot in the octagon.
“They haven’t offered me anybody. I’ve been asking for fights since whenever. I asked for a lot of fights. I asked for (Vicente) Luque, Tony Ferguson. I asked for like four or five people, and there was no going there, and then they finally offered me the Khamzat (Chimaev) fight, and I gave them the little, ‘What the f*ck.’
“And then I was like, ‘Why not? Let’s just get it done with and get it over with.’ I asked for the Khamzat fight and then all kinds of excuses started happening. But remember I was like I want December, I want January, I want March, I want all these things.”
Nate is not mincing words about his frustrations with UFC. The MMA star wants out of UFC because they can’t book him to another fight. We’ll have to wait and see what’s in store for him.
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