‘Maybe One Day’- Vicente Luque Eyeing Fight Against Nate Diaz

Published 03/20/2021, 11:28 AM EDT


Nate Diaz is one of the most attractive fights for any fighter in the UFC. A match with him is a guaranteed payday and something that will provide an exciting fight. However, it isn’t easy to get Diaz in the cage. He has fought just twice since his second fight against Conor McGregor in 2016. His last bout came almost two years ago in October 2019 against Jorge Masvidal.

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However, it seems a fighter has him on his mind. Vicente Luque will be facing Tyron Woodley tomorrow in a very exciting bout. Luque is hoping to add to Woodley’s three-fight skid and break into the top of the Welterweight rankings. But regardless of what happens, Luque is eyeing a fight against Diaz in the future.

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“A fight with Nate Diaz is something that will always be in my interest. I think he’s a great fighter, and it’s a style that I really enjoy a lot. I think it’s similar to mine. We just go out there and try to excite the fans. But it didn’t happen. Maybe one day it will.”

Diaz isn’t a common call-out because of his tricky fighting style. It takes a lot of confidence to call out a Diaz brother, even if they have spotty records. It is a tough night in the cage and it is seemingly something Luque welcomes. But what will happen with Nate?

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Nate Diaz: Who will he fight next?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States has blood washed off his face during the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout against Jorge Masvidal of the United States in UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Nate Diaz needs to get back in the octagon. Everyone misses watching the BJJ expert work his magic on the mic and inside the cage. While Diaz doesn’t have the best record in terms of wins and losses, he is one of the biggest names in the company.

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A fight with Diaz would be perfect for a lot of people. There were talks of completing the Conor McGregor trilogy, but Conor seems occupied with Dustin Poirier right now. Along with that, there are plenty of interesting fights at Welterweight for Diaz.

He isn’t ranked high, with Luque actually being ranked higher than him. But the aspiration to get inside the cage with Nate isn’t about rankings, it is about the appeal and the excitement. Luque is down for it, but will Diaz agree? We will have to see.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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