‘Would Be Happy to be the Last Fight’- Ben Askren Offers Nate Diaz His Final UFC Fight After Ugly Twitter Spat

Published 11/24/2021, 7:56 AM EST
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his welterweight bout against Demian Maia of Brazil during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC star Nate Diaz has engaged in verbal warfare with two notable names in the fight game, namely Jake Paul and Ben Askren. Chiefly, what started off as a quip by Diaz targeted Paul primarily, turned into Ben Askren challenging Nate Diaz to a fight.

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This is somewhat dramatic considering Ben Askren retired in October 2019 and hasn’t fought in MMA since then. However, he now wants to be the last fight on Nate Diaz’s existing UFC contract.

The exchange kicked off with Nate Diaz who responded to an article talking about Jake Paul vs Ben Askren. From there, things escalated once Jake Paul returned fire and trolled Nate Diaz for the losses he’s suffered in MMA.

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Nate Diaz isn’t one to keep quiet and decided to double down on his verbal assault on Ben Askren and Jake Paul. ‘Funky’ Ben always like a good feud and he quickly jumped in expressing an interest to fight Nate Diaz. He went so far as to say that he would be willing to enter the USADA pool right away in order to make the fight happen.

It’s clear that Ben Askren isn’t playing around as he once more made the claim that he would make light work of Diaz. The verbal warfare amongst these talented fighters has certainly left fans excited for them to cross paths in the future.

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Does Nate Diaz stick around in the UFC?

Stockton’s second son may have many people calling him out besides Askren, however, the real questions surround his tenure in the UFC. Diaz is on the last fight on his contract and there are rumors that he won’t re-sign with the UFC.

Nate Diaz has been a lifelong boxer and he’s always looking to deliver an exciting scrap on the feet. Diaz can take on several big names in the sport of boxing with Jake Paul being a frontrunner in that domain. He’s gone back and forth with Paul on numerous occasions and would love to settle things inside the squared circle.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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