UFC President Dana White has revealed that the promotion is working on a lightweight fight for Nate Diaz and that it won’t be against Tony Ferguson.
Rather, the promotion seems to be putting together a mysterious lightweight fight that could have great implications for both fighters involved.
“We’re working on a Nate Diaz fight right now (at) lightweight and it is not Tony, but if we get it done, I think you’re gonna like it. It would put him in a really good position if he won the fight and the guy who he could potentially be fighting, I think it’s a great fight for him too,” White told Oscar Willis in a recent interview (transcript via Bloody Elbow).
But who could it be against?
In this video, Patrick Auger and Matthew Wells discuss Nate Diaz’s possible return to lightweight and consider potential opponents.
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.