Dana White Expects Nate Diaz to Honor UFC Contract as He Gives Verdict on Jake Paul Fight

Published 06/28/2022, 2:38 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States fights against Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

UFC star Nate Diaz wants to move ahead. Hence, he has been asking for the last fight so that he can complete his contract or be released. He even shared a video of Jake Paul knocking out Tyron Woodley and insinuated a boxing match with Paul. UFC President Dana White even responded to it in an interview.

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Interestingly, while speaking about Diaz boxing Jake Paul, White said, “That’s a fight that makes sense.”

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In a new conversation on ‘The Jim Rome Show’, the promoter once again spoke about Nate Diaz vs Jake Paul. Responding to that, the UFC President said, “He’s got one more fight with us. And then, he can go do whatever he wants to do.”

GLENDALE, AZ – JUNE 12: Dana White meets with the press following UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

When asked about how a potential fight between Diaz and Paul would go, White replied, “I have no idea. I could care less.”

Dana White expects the younger Diaz brother to finish his contract with the UFC. He said, “Absolutely. … these guys always go round and round but two things, the Diaz brothers they’ve always honored the contracts, they always show up, you know.”

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Thus, while the Stockton fighter is asking for the promotion to release him, the promoter expects Diaz to complete the contract and then fight Paul. It would be interesting to see what Nate Diaz has to say after White’s recent comments.

Who will Nate Diaz next fight in the UFC?

Many, including Dana White, had been talking about Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev clashing. However, as per Diaz, ‘Borz’ Chimaev had been ducking the matchup.

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Nate Diaz versus Dustin Poirier was also in the talks, but did not get booked.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 19: Nate Diaz poses on the scale during the UFC 202 weigh-in at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The MMA fighter wants to fight again in July or August. However, there is no opponent yet. After a long run in the UFC, fans would be pumped up to see him fight for the promotion one last time. Hence, Diaz’s last fight would be huge.

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Who do you think Nate Diaz should fight? Would you want to see Diaz in a boxing match against Jake Paul? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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