Fight fans have been waiting for Nate Diaz to step back inside of the Octagon since losing to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 last year. After his back-to-back dances with “Notorious,” Diaz had transformed into one of the bigger stars in mixed martial arts (MMA). However, the Stockton brawler hasn’t capitalized on his newly found fame and instead is reportedly demanding $20 million to step back inside of the cage. Despite those lofty demands, the ball is seemingly in Diaz’s court as of right now, as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White revealed earlier today (Fri., Feb. 3, 2017).
“We just offered Nate Diaz a fight, and we’re waiting to hear back from him, so we’ll see,” said White in an interview with USA TODAY Sports. “These guys say they want a fight – I offered Nick Diaz two fights. He turned down two fights. I offered him Robbie Lawler. Robbie Lawler accepted the fight. Then I offered him Demian Maia. Nick Diaz turned down two fights. And then we just offered Nate a fight.”
Diaz, 31, was one of the more active fighters in the promotion from 2008-2011. But since his title loss to Benson Henderson back in 2012, Diaz hasn’t fought more than two times in a year. His brother Nick, 33, has reportedly declined two major fights in the last few months.
“The most difficult to get into the octagon? Right now, it’s the Diaz brothers – right here, right now,” added White. “But throughout history? I don’t know.”
If Diaz is waiting for a trilogy fight with McGregor, he may be out for some time. So before his notoriety begins to come back down to earth, he may want to jump back inside of the cage and pick up a win, preferably in the lightweight division.
Source:: mma mania