Nate Diaz only has one fight left before his current deal with the UFC runs out according to Dana White.
Diaz had floated the idea of fighting Tony Ferguson next time out, but according to the UFC President that’s not what they have in mind for him.
“He’s got one more fight,” White said after UFC Fight Night 196 on Saturday night. “We’re working on a fight for him. Tony (Ferguson) wasn’t one of the guys we’re working on, but we’re working on a fight for Nate now. He’s got one fight left (on his contract).”
It comes at a times when Diaz is still a fan favorite in the promotion, but is coming off two losses in a row, having been TKO’d by Jorge Masvidal in their fight for the one-off ‘BMF’ belt back in November of 2019, and then most recently coming out on the wrong-end of a lopsided decision against Leon Edwards in June.
It’s not clear yet what the 36-year-old Diaz’s plans are once his current deal is over, with the option to test his worth as a free agent certainly a possibility, especially since it could open the door up to boxing bouts too.
That being said, if he does leave it could mean turning his back on a potential money-spinning trilogy fight with Conor McGregor, so there’s a lot to consider.
At this stage it’s not clear who the UFC has in mind for Diaz’s final fight, but whoever he goes up against a win will be vital to ensure he maximises his worth at the negotiation table afterwards.