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 Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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