Recently it was reported by ESPN that the UFC and ONE are interested in a trade-off of fighters featuring Ben Askren and Demetrious Johnson.
There is no official confirmation from UFC yet but seems like Ben Askren(18-0), the undefeated MMA star wants to make his debut UFC fight a massive one, as he is calling out almost every fighter from the lightweight as well from the welterweight division.
In his recent tweet, he said that he is willing to take on both Nate and Nick Diaz in a handicap fight where Nate would take the odd rounds and Nick even.
Ben Askren tweeted,
“Ok to make it fair I’ll fight both @NateDiaz209 and @nickdiaz209 in a handicap 5 round bout. Nate takes odd rounds and Nick evens. I still don’t lose a round”
Ok to make it fair I’ll fight both @NateDiaz209 and @nickdiaz209 in a handicap 5 round bout. Nate takes odd rounds and Nick evens. I still don’t lose a round
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 26, 2018
Nate Diaz last fought against Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016. Nate Diaz was expected to make his return at UFC 230 against Dustin Poirier, but the fight was called off after Dustin Poirier suffered a hip injury.
Meanwhile, Nick Diaz has not fought since 2015. He last fought against Anderson Silva where he lost the fight (unanimous decision) but the fight was ruled a no-contest after both men tested positive for banned substances.