“I Just Talked to Nate Diaz”- Chael Sonnen Hints Who Nate Diaz Will Fight in December

Published 08/23/2021, 7:40 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States enters the ring for his fight 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)


Following his fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 263, it seems Nate Diaz is eager to make another appearance inside the UFC octagon. The Stockton native has been campaigning for a fight, even calling out number one lightweight contender Dustin Poirier for a showdown earlier this month.

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And although the opponent and date for the fight might not be in place, Diaz recently took to Instagram to announce his return to the octagon in December.

Interestingly enough, in a recent appearance on his podcast, UFC legend Chael Sonnen made the following statement, claiming to know who Nate Diaz’s next opponent is.

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“I just talked to Nate Diaz. I know who he’s going to be fighting in December. Would you guys like to know? Are you happy you came over here? You’re fight fans, you want to know who Nate Diaz is going to fight in December? His opponent will be… *inaudible*. I hope you enjoy it. What? The audio’s out? Say it again? I said that Nate Diaz in December is going to be fighting * inaudible*. And I really hope you guys enjoy it. That’s probably about as big as it gets. When you think of Nate Diaz standing across *inaudible*, I think it’s just going to be wonderful.”   

Although many people might see this as a cruel prank by Sonnen, who is privy to a lot of information regarding upcoming fights, others believe a careful look at Sonnen’s lip movement in the video points to Tony Ferguson. A few other fans believe it could also be Welterweight Veteran Matt Brown.

Both matchups seem like great options for the younger Diaz. However, a fight with fan-favorite Tony Ferguson would certainly be one for the ages.

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Nate Diaz vs Tony Ferguson

Both Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson are some of the most beloved fighters in the UFC, thanks to their fighting styles and personalities outside the octagon.

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Both veterans are also on a losing streak and will look to get back in the win column, guaranteeing the fans a war of attrition, come fight night. Considering how popular these two fighters are, one can imagine the fight being a highly successful pay-per-view event for the UFC.

What’s more? The winner of the fight could go on to compete with Conor McGregor, who will look to make his return sometime next year after recovering from his leg break.

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What do you think? Who is Nate Diaz fighting in December? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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