UFC superstar Nate Diaz is coming back to the Octagon for UFC 219, but the question is against whom. Rumors are that it will be versus Tony Ferguson but a new report from MMA insider Ariel Helwani confirms that Tyron Woodley is in deep negotiations for the bout. Check it out.
I’m told that Nate Diaz is currently finalizing the deals for his next fight. I was not given the opponent but was told “Nate’s supporters will love this matchup”.
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) November 14, 2017
This was the rabbit in the hat I eluded to yesterday on the show. No deal yet, I’m told. They are getting creative. Couple other ideas, too. Event is 6 weeks away and no main event. https://t.co/96XuOBHzll
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 15, 2017
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) November 15, 2017
“Don’t be surprised if you see me in the next couple days announce a fight,” Woodley told FloCombat. “It’s a sport about risk and reward. It’s a sport about becoming a legend. You look at guys that have stepped up on last minute and it changed their lives. I don’t think that I should be any different. “
“There’s a lot of guys in my weight class that are talking, they’re chirping, everybody wants the title, everybody wants to fight me, everybody thinks they can beat me. People are talking because they think I can’t fight. They think I’m injured to the point where I can’t compete and I’m not going back and forth with them so that gives them more wings to keep flying.
“At the end of the day, none of the people in my division right now are the fight that are going to get me to legendary status,” he added. “Get me to the point where I’m a household name. I’m looking for that and I might have found that fight.”
“Nobody in my weight class presents that. Carlos Condit and Robbie Lawler, those two guys I would say have a larger name in the sport for what they’ve done, but I’ve beaten both of those guys. Now what do I have to do? All those things add up, obviously I’m going to get paid well, that’s just the business side of it.”