UFC is falling short of their star trump cards. With former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor ‘the Notorious’ McGregor still in his layoff, former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champions Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Brock Lesnar in their suspensions respectively and Ronda Rousey signing with the WWE, it is obvious for the UFC to turn their heads towards bonafied superstars – Diaz Brothers.
Their comeback was always something speculated in the MMA community however every possibility was far from being materialized. Elder brother Nick was suspended due to failing in letting know the USADA officials about his whereabouts. His suspension was recently ended and he was cleared to fight again on April 19, 2018. His scrappack teammate UFC veteran Jake Shields claimed that he wanted to fight current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Nate Diaz’s comeback rumours were always around the corner. Be it for a trilogy fight against Conor McGregor or be it against Eddie Alvarez or Kevin Lee.
“I’ve been trying to get in there and get going,” Diaz told MMAjunkie. “I’ve been wanting to get in there and get going this year. I just got this lawsuit out of the way that I’ve been going through for the last two years, so I wasn’t even able to fight. So that’s all done and over, and I’m ready to get back to fighting if I’m going to be fighting anymore. …
“I’m training until there’s something good to do here.”
Recently UFC President Dana White announced that they have been working for a fight between Nate Diaz and former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre. Diaz however shoves the possibility of it happening in an interview with MMAjunkie.
“No, I’m not fighting that fight,” Diaz said.
“Like I said (on Facebook), he cheated when he fought my brother (Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in 2013), so I just had to bring up old sh-t because they’re trying to brush it off like it’s nothing,” Diaz said. “I got other sh-t to do, and it was just weird because we never even really talked about it.”
“There was a fight I asked them for, and now that that fell through, we’re back to square one,” said Diaz, who declined to identify his opponent request.
“What people don’t understand is that any fight I fight is going to be a money fight,” Diaz said. “I’m not waiting for anybody. I’m just waiting for a motherf-cker to do something. Let’s get a real fight going. I’m not going to be involved in no weak sh-t.”
“Nobody interests me right now, but I’m interested in doing something,” Diaz said. “I don’t think the UFC wants any of those fights to happen because we haven’t been talking about none of them. So time will tell.”