UFC news: Nate Diaz has reportedly requested his freedom from the UFC

Is Nate Diaz really ready to move on from UFC or it is just his way to get back on Dana White?

Nate Diaz in a file photo [Image- Twitter@NateDiaz209]
By Blesson Daniel | Mar 27, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

It’s safe to assume that Nate Diaz’s talks with the UFC aren’t going well. One may easily conclude this based on the most recent Nate Diaz deed, in which he publicly notified Dana White and UFC Executive Vice President Hunter Campbell that he want to leave the company. Diaz tweeted the following on Saturday afternoon, soon before the UFC Columbus show began:

“I Would like to request to be released from the @ufc@danawhite@hunter I apologize for asking online but u don’t give me a fight asap I got shit to do.”

Diaz has been expressing his displeasure with the UFC brass for some time now. The majority of his complaints have centred on the fact that his desired fight against Dustin Poirier has yet to take place, despite the fact that both he and Poirier have agreed to fight and have been advocating for the fight to take place, only to be greeted with crickets from the UFC.

White had indicated interest in partnering Diaz with Khamzat Chimaev months previously, but Diaz was offended by the prospect. White has long maintained that the UFC is required to provide a contractual fighter with numerous contests each year. If that’s the case, the Chimaev bout might have been one of those offered and declined by Diaz on his own will.

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Will Nate Diaz really leave UFC?

Diaz is plainly bored of waiting. Recently, the 36-year-old hinted at a transfer to Bellator MMA. He’s stated that the Poirier bout will be his last.

While having one fight left on his current UFC contract, talk is rife that Diaz would like to fight out his deal and become a free agent which will make him a top prospect, which might entail a lucrative boxing showdown against a Paul sibling or even a move to Bellator MMA or any other company that proves to give him the highest offer.

Meanwhile, it is widely assumed that the UFC would want Diaz to re-sign with the organisation before allowing him his desired battle versus Poirier, thus the irritating impasse.