Nate Diaz is finally getting his last hurrah before his contract expires later this year. The UFC star hitter has complained about feeling like he’s held hostage at the promotion. As he wants to explore other avenues to take on battles, his contract expiration is coming up just in time.

UFC president Dana White denied the idea that Diaz is being held hostage. While he promised to get Diaz his final bout in the UFC, he did say that the star is free to walk away if that process takes a long time. However, he doesn’t need to walk away anymore.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that Diaz and Chimaev have entered into a verbal contract for a fight. The undefeated welterweight champion will face off against Diaz at the UFC 279 in a headlining bout on September 10.

Diaz has maintained a record of 1-3 in his last four fights. The star faced a decision loss to Leon Edwards in June 2021 at UFC 263. While his latest fight was a win against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, his opponent has a clean record with 5-0 in his time with the UFC. Their bout could make history. Diaz will give an incredible performance in his last UFC bout, and he might even take down the titan.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish is a freelance writer and correspondent who has been covering celebrity news, pop culture and entertainment for over 4 years. He has experience writing for various media outlets and continues to be passionate about bringing the latest news and insights to readers.

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