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Dana White on Nate Diaz: ‘He most likely ought to go on and combat Jake Paul’; Paul, Diaz reply

Dana White on Nate Diaz: ‘He most likely ought to go on and combat Jake Paul’; Paul, Diaz reply

Dana White and Nate Diaz lastly appear to agree on one thing.

On Monday, Diaz took to social media to as soon as once more name for the UFC to both guide him on the ultimate combat of his contract or launch him. This time round, Diaz did so whereas teasing his interest in a possible big-money boxing match in opposition to Jake Paul.

When requested about Diaz’s feedback on Tuesday, White echoed sentiments in regards to the Paul matchup being a great alternative for Diaz’s profession. In doing so, the UFC president additionally appeared to point that Diaz’s time with the UFC might quickly be coming to an finish.

“I imply, I like Nate. Let’s be sincere, Nate’s received one combat within the final 5 – 6 years,” White informed TheMacLife. “You already know? When these guys get into these positions, you’ve received guys which have been with us for a very long time, that we respect, that we care about. You already know, you’ve received Cerrones and Anthony Pettis earlier than he left, and also you’ve received Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz continues to be below contract with us. So that you need to be truthful to everyone, you need to do the precise issues or no matter. Nate Diaz isn’t going to come back in and combat Kamaru Usman.

“So hear, we’re making an attempt to do the most effective we are able to. We’re making an attempt to not s*** on anyone and disrespect anyone, nevertheless it’s not like we’re speaking about Kamaru Usman right here. We’re speaking about Nate Diaz. Nate’s received one combat in 5 years, so we’re making an attempt to determine this factor out with him. He most likely ought to go on and combat Jake Paul. That’s a combat that is sensible.”

Paul is currently slated to headline an occasion at New York’s famed Madison Sq. Backyard on Aug. 6 in opposition to an opponent but to be introduced. However the influencer rapidly weighed in on the state of affairs, and naturally, used it to needle White.

Dana – I’m joyful to be Nate’s final combat in UFC. You already know the phrases: pay fighters extra and provides them healthcare.

Sweetener: I’ll combat totally free.

— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 21, 2022

Diaz and Paul have traded pictures at numerous instances over the previous few years, with Paul outright calling for a “massive fight” to be made between the 2 stars this previous December. Nonetheless, Diaz nonetheless has to combat out his UFC contract earlier than talks can begin in earnest.

The 37-year-old Stockton native has been sidelined since a June 2021 loss to Leon Edwards regardless of repeatedly calling to combat quite a lot of contenders, most notably Dustin Poirier.

White refused to say whether or not the UFC continues to be concentrating on a bout on Aug. 20 between Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 278, however he hopes to have one thing discovered with Diaz quickly.

“Hear, contractually we’ve received to get him a combat,” White mentioned. “We’ll get him a combat.”

UPDATE: Diaz has responded.

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