UFC President Dana White Has Reacted to Rumors of Nate Diaz’s Return… Don’t Get Too Excited Just Yet…
It’s been a busy couple of days for UFC President Dana White. He’s finally started promoting UFC 224, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next weekend. The UFC boss came under fire for basically focusing efforts on promoting July’s UFC 226 event instead.
He’s also giving one-armed fighter Nick Newell a shot in his UFC Contender series. This is a big move for White because up until now he’s never been enthusiastic about signing one of the most inspirational figures in MMA. However, Newell will definitely bring dollars if he proves he’s good enough to fight in the UFC’s stacked lightweight division.
White has also finally given a reaction to rumors that Nate Diaz will be returning in August to fight in Los Angeles at UFC 227. Basically, don’t get too excited. While the UFC would love the Stockton fighter to come back, there’s nothing on paper yet.
Nate Diaz hasn’t fought for the UFC since 2016 when he lost to Conor McGregor in a rematch at UFC 204. UFC fans have since voted it the greatest ever in the history of the company. Of course, Diaz’s star power was given a massive boost when he submitted McGregor earlier in the year, at UFC 198, stunning the world.
High-flying lightweight contender Kevin Lee has made no secret of the fact that he wants to have a shot at Diaz. The ‘Motown Phenom’ is one of the most exciting fighters in the division, and has just rebounded from a loss to Tony Ferguson to batter Edson Barboza.
White has given his reaction to this call out. He’s basically warned fans not to get excited because neither Diaz brother has put pen to paper yet on a return, although negotiations have been going on for months. Kevin Iole reported: