Nate Diaz Hints That Next UFC Fight Will Take Place at 170 Pounds

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 3, 2021

The date and opponent for Nate Diaz’s next Ultimate Fighting Championship remains a mystery, but the Stockton, California, native does appear to have a weight class in mind.

On Tuesday, Diaz hinted at another welterweight bout on Twitter. Diaz’s last four UFC appearance have all occurred at 170 pounds. He hasn’t competed since falling to Jorge Masvidal via third-round TKO at UFC 244 in November 2019.

“[Nick Diaz Army] soldier at 170 pounds,” Diaz wrote. “Come get you some of that real.”

Recently, Diaz has been linked to a matchup with Dustin Poirier as well as a long-awaited trilogy with Conor McGregor. Diaz later targeted Poirier on social media, though that matchup would seemingly have to take place at lightweight. The two were initially slated to meet at UFC 230 before the bout fell through. Diaz’s last lightweight bout in the UFC occurred in December 2015.

Last month, UFC president Dana White told The MacLife that the promotion was working on an intriguing fight for Diaz. The only other hint he offered was that the opponent wasn’t Tony Ferguson.

“We’re working on a Nate Diaz fight right now, and it’s not Tony,” White said. “But if we get it done, I think you’re gonna like it.”

He continued, “It would put him in a really good position if he won the fight, and the guy who he could potentially be fighting, I think it’s a great fight for him, too.”

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