Nate Diaz Eyes UFC Fight With Conor McGregor’s Potential Opponent Charles Oliveira

Published 05/03/2022, 2:26 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Nate Diaz speaks to the media during the UFC 202 – Press Conference at TMobile Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fluid trash-talking is never Nate Diaz’s best facet. He learned it the hard way during the press junkets leading up to his fight with Conor McGregor. The Stockton gangster keeps it real, and it keeps it to the point. Moreover, Diaz has been vocally restless with the UFC not getting him a fight since his UFC 263 loss to Leon Edwards.

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Nate Diaz is always ready to fight anyone, anytime, given he’s injury-free. But since the UFC isn’t exactly lining up to provide him with fights, he’s calling out the fighters by himself. The one thing that needs to be noted here is that Diaz isn’t willing to fight Conor McGregor as he currently considers the Irishman sub-par to his level.

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That being said, he’s now eyeing McGregor’s potential opponent for a return. Nate Diaz took to Twitter to subtly call out Charles Oliveira with two videos of him getting submitted and knocked out.

The first fight was against Anthony Pettis in a featherweight bout. With no caption, Diaz just posted the video to show them that he lost to an opponent that he beat before.

The second video was Oliveira’s fight against Donald Cerrone, who won via a TKO. Again, Cerrone was also an opponent that Diaz previously beat. Diaz captioned the second video with a sarcastic sad emoji and could have been hinting at a fight pitting him against ‘Do Bronx.’

How would Nate Diaz hold up against Charles Oliveira?

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Nate Diaz losing fights twice in a row after a long career in the UFC seems enough for fans to write him off as a ‘washed up’ fighter. But the truth is far from it. Styles, as well as notoriety, make fights, and frankly speaking, Nate Diaz versus Charles Oliveira might be a really good contest.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz eyes Conor McGregor from across the Octagon before their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Nate Diaz and Charles Oliveira are masters at BJJ, and Diaz’s striking game is elite. Moreover, Oliveira is a fighter that takes a lot of damage. This is also a pivotal factor in deciding who would win. If proceedings go to the ground, the grappling exchanges themselves would be amazing to watch.

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.

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