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Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby willmma » Tue May 01, 2018 2:55 pm

UFC, Nate Diaz in serious talks for August return
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/5/1/17 ... ust-return

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For the first time in a long time, Nate Diaz appears close to returning to the UFC.

According to multiple sources, the promotion has recently presented Diaz with multiple top-5 lightweight opponents for a fight this summer, and Diaz has expressed interest in returning at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles.

Diaz, according to sources, wants to be on the card and is interested in at least one name presented to him, though, sources would not confirm who that is at this time.

One thing is clear, though: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor haven’t been discussed as potential opponents, which leaves Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier and Kevin Lee as options. Second-ranked Tony Ferguson is currently rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee and would not be ready to fight in August.

Alvarez and Diaz have a history dating back to when Alvarez beat Diaz’s friend and training partner Gilbert Melendez in Mexico City.

At this time, talks have been described as productive and ongoing, though, no deal is done. Money isn’t a stumbling block right now for Diaz, sources say, it’s just a matter of agreeing on an opponent he’s interested in.

“He’s not just looking for Conor,” Diaz’s long-time training partner Jake Shields said on Monday’s episode of “The MMA Hour.”

“He’s looking for a fight that makes sense and that’s going to give him a big payday and a lot of hype.”

News of the talks was first reported by ESPN.com.

Diaz, 33, hasn’t fought since August 2016 when he lost via majority decision to Conor McGregor. There had been brief talks of him fighting UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in December, but those talks never materialized

This appears to be the best shot fans have had in a while to see one of the sport’s most popular fighters return to action.
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby slevin » Tue May 01, 2018 3:31 pm

Nate vs Eddie Alvarez let's go!!!
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby Mr Meow » Tue May 01, 2018 3:47 pm

Nate vs Gatheje in terms of pure entertainment please

I highly doubt the validity of these claims though. Nate coming back has been constantly rumored for so long meow.
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Postby DeceptaCon » Tue May 01, 2018 3:51 pm

slevin wrote:Nate vs Eddie Alvarez let's go!!!

This fight would be straight hands all day.
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Postby asdfghjkl » Tue May 01, 2018 5:00 pm

Oh fuck off already nate. The only fight you want is tounge wresstling conors mcnuggets.
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby dipset52 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:28 pm

I’ll believe it when I fucking see it.

Hoping its Dustin tho. That fight wouldn’t even be fair
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby Jump » Tue May 01, 2018 8:04 pm

He must be running out of money.
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby JACKnoneREACHER » Tue May 01, 2018 8:16 pm

Awesome, him and Conor have been out for way too long. Hope he hasn't lost it, always a great time to watch
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby Darklord » Wed May 02, 2018 10:08 am

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Postby DeceptaCon » Wed May 02, 2018 10:38 am

Darklord wrote:Eddie Alvarez
Justin Geathje
Al Iaquinta

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Postby dipset52 » Wed May 02, 2018 10:44 am

Keep getting this weird feeling it’s gonna be against masvidal.
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby dipset52 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:59 am

Oh shit.

I’m hearing it’s fuckin Kevin lee
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby TFlock » Wed May 02, 2018 12:22 pm

Alvarez vs Poirier 2 is apparently happening

Nate is fucked if it’s Kevin Lee
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Re: Nate Diaz in talks for return

Postby dipset52 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:48 pm

TFlock wrote:Alvarez vs Poirier 2 is apparently happening

Nate is fucked if it’s Kevin Lee


Disagree. Kevin lee is a fuckin turd and doesn’t impress me at all. (I’m probably way wrong and will find out the hard way)

But Na Eddie vs Dustin is NOT happening.

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