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Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Kizzo » Feb 5. 2018, 23:13

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Enigmatic UFC star Nate Diaz has shunned the limelight for the past two years but appears to be warming up the idea of a return to the Octagon.

Last month, Diaz stated that he is ‘sick of sitting around’ and targeted May or June for his UFC return.

According to a recent tweet from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, however, the 32-year-old is interested in fighting at next month’s UFC 222 pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The best option to fill in for the @BlessedMMA void at #UFC222 is @NateDiaz209 and he tells me he’s Image interested....make it happen @ufc



https://twitter.com/latimespugmire/status/960290382213885952

Diaz, younger brother of fan favorite Nick Diaz, threw his name into the hat after it was announced that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had pulled out of his headlining championship tilt against Frankie Edgar due to a leg injury.

Diaz had previously hinted that he would only return to the cage for a trilogy bout with lightweight champ Conor McGregor, who he choked out in a short notice welterweight fight at UFC 196 but lost in the immediate rematch at UFC 202.

It’s unlikely that Diaz will rematch McGregor in March, but the Stockton local could go on to fight top-three lightweight contender and former champ Eddie Alvarez in the new UFC 222 main event, given that ‘The Underground King’ has had somewhat of a rivalry with Diaz dating back to 2015.

The UFC is also working on booking a potential match-up between Frankie Edgar and Brian Ortega to fill the void left by Holloway. UFC 222 takes place next month, March 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Tits » Feb 6. 2018, 04:10

He wants to fight a 145er again?
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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Robert223 » Feb 6. 2018, 04:15

He'll get finished by the scale...
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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby snake eyes » Feb 6. 2018, 05:26

Tits wrote:He wants to fight a 145er again?



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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby snake eyes » Feb 6. 2018, 05:35

In all honesty, I think this is a good match-up. Frankie is used to fighting bigger guys at LW and Nate is a LW. I hope the UFC makes this happen.

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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Tits » Feb 6. 2018, 05:52

snake eyes wrote:In all honesty, I think this is a good match-up. Frankie is used to fighting bigger guys at LW and Nate is a LW. I hope the UFC makes this happen.

It is a good match up. Idiots were saying Khabib and Nate was a good fight to make but everyone knows to beat a Diaz all you do is wreck the front leg with kicks then TD to GnP while avoiding subs. Frankie can do the kicks better than Khabib and I think has a more explosive, technically better single/double leg. Would watch.
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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Asskicker3000 » Feb 6. 2018, 06:13

Uhh did we read the same post? It says he would likely fight eddie alverez, whereas theyre looking at brian ortega to "replace" Holloway.

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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Holeydel » Feb 6. 2018, 06:25

No way this fight will be happening. If Nate is smart he'll start training for a summer bout, but be ready to save UFC 223 (for an increase in pay) if Khabib pulls out again.

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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

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snake eyes wrote:In all honesty, I think this is a good match-up. Frankie is used to fighting bigger guys at LW and Nate is a LW. I hope the UFC makes this happen.

It is a good match up. Idiots were saying Khabib and Nate was a good fight to make but everyone knows to beat a Diaz all you do is wreck the front leg with kicks then TD to GnP while avoiding subs. Frankie can do the kicks better than Khabib and I think has a more explosive, technically better single/double leg. Would watch.


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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Lukn4trbl » Feb 6. 2018, 09:22

Nate is trying to move the needle.

How does he cut to 145? Chop a leg off?

He should save himself for LW; it's all going open up after Tony vs. Khabib
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Re: Nate Diaz reportedly interested in stepping in for Max Holloway at UFC 222

Postby Tits » Feb 6. 2018, 09:33

Lukn4trbl wrote:Nate is trying to move the needle.

How does he cut to 145?  Chop a leg off?

He should save himself for LW; it's all going open up after Tony vs. Khabib

Nah, they'd do it at 155. I think Frankie could figure a game plan but there's no way he's finishing Nate.
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