Nate Diaz, the UFC’s prodigal son, is coming to the promotion.
The longtime fan-favorite will certainly fill 50% of the Diaz-brothers-shaped gap that’s been a presence in the UFC.
Nick, the elder of Stockton, the Diaz brothers of California, has not competed in MMA since January 2015. So, it is nice to have among the siblings that are no-nonsense rejoin the planet’s leading arts company.
Diaz’s opponent for his comeback fight is Anthony Pettis, the former UFC winner. He will be hoping this one ends better than his last bout inside the Octagon.
Diaz’s final bout resulted in what you could refer to as a”lose-win situation” for the today 34-year-old.
By the narrowest of conclusions, the Cesar Gracie BJJ black belt dropped in his rematch with Conor McGregor in UFC 202. Disappointing, sure, but at least he got to wash the tears off his face with a cool $13 million into earnings that were pay-per-view and his purse.
Of course he wanted a little time off.
Now, with battling back on his mind, the UFC poor boy will focus on a chance and Pettis to re-establish himself in the sport.
Like his last two bouts against McGregor, this one will probably be fought at welterweight. Diaz is 2-3 in his last five fights in 170 lbs while Pettis is 1-0 in the UFC at welterweight following an unbelievable win over Stephen Thompson in March.
What a fight we’ve got in store.
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