Determined to return to the UFC this 12 months, Nate Diaz gave the 2 names he was concentrating on for his return to MMA.
After having fought twice in 2019, in August (victory in opposition to Pettis) and November (loss in opposition to Masvidal), after three years of absence, Nate Diaz had not walked the cage in 2020. In welterweight since his first battle in opposition to Conor McGregor in 2016, the American sees himself persevering with on this class. For his return, nonetheless, he talked about to ESPN light-weight title contenders: Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier. Unfortunately for him, the UFC is unlikely to permit him that.
About Dustin Poirier: “Now is the time to battle. With Dustin, we must always have fought a very long time in the past, and now the celebs are aligned… I’m ready for a battle the place individuals are prepared for the massive battle, and now could be the time. “
About Charles Oliveira: “This guy, I’ll fight this guy.” It is in opposition to him that I’ll battle. I like winners as a result of I’m a winner. I’ve not misplaced in opposition to anybody. I attempt to battle the blokes who win… I feel Oliveira is one of the best battle proper now, and Dustin Poirier too. “
“I do not battle in light-weight. I’ll most likely battle welterweight, or catchweight at 74.83kg, any weight as much as 83.9kg. Not at -70kg. It’s a lifeless division. I’ve nothing to hunt on this division, nothing that I’m aiming for. I really feel like I already personal it, so I’ll most likely battle in -77kg. “