UFC star Nate Diaz hasn’t fought in 15 months – to this day, to be exact – but when has inactivity ever stopped him from flexing on social media? Never.
Such was the case when Diaz sent out a pair of tweets Tuesday with a clear message.
Diaz’s first tweet indicated he’s not interested in returning to lightweight.
NDA soldier 170 lbs
Come get you some of the real
These are fighting words tho
So f*ck a weight class
These tweets thicken the plot with regard to Diaz’s future as, just last month, UFC president Dana White hinted that a big fight was in the works for Diaz – at lightweight. Diaz suggesting he wants to compete at welterweight would seem to throw a wrench in those plans.
Diaz continues to zero in on Poirier, who mentioned Diaz’s name as a potential next opponent the night he TKO’d Conor McGregor at UFC 257. Poirier, though, is basically in the driver’s seat for a 155-pound title shot coming off the victory. Against whom, though, is up in the air – it could be a McGregor trilogy or perhaps Charles Oliveira or even Michael Chandler.
If Poirier fights for the lightweight title and Diaz does stay at welterweight, Diaz’s options seemingly would still be plentiful. There’s the McGregor trilogy (if he’s not in the lightweight title fight opposite Poirier), a rematch with Jorge Masvidal (which was discussed before), or even Justin Gaethje, who fights at lightweight but acknowledged that a win over Diaz could be good business – so maybe that’s not off the table? Even a welterweight fight with Tony Ferguson could be under consideration.
When it comes to Diaz, you just never know.