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Will Nate Diaz actually fight in his last trip to the octagon?

Nate Diaz is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the MMA world, however, recently he had come to a head with the promotion that gave him his worldwide platform. In many fans eyes he epitomizes toughness.

His mentality is definitely one of a gangster, although sometimes he doesn’t make much sense. Some may call him a journeyman, but he is an underdog’s underdog. He is never out of a fight because of his relentless chin.

Diaz has made it no secret that he does not respect the UFC. He made it clear to the promotion that he does not plan on re-signing with the company and claims he has been mistreated by the promotion and Dana White. Nate Diaz believes he is worth more than what the UFC treats him as and I will say he has brought numerous fans into the promotion, but his time with the company will likely be over after this weekend.

Diaz was allegedly asking for fights against stars like Dustin Poirer, Tony Ferguson, and other but with the news that Diaz was bashing the UFC. Dana and others had plans to send Diaz out of the promotion on a stretcher, matching him with arguably the hottest prospect in the UFC: Khamzat Chimeav.

If you’re reading this I do not need to tell you how tough Khamzat is. He believes (as do fans) that he was chosen by the UFC as a mercenary to send Diaz out on the worst possible note.

Because of the disagreements between the UFC and Diaz there have been rumors that Diaz plans to interact all week, weight in, collect his purse, and throw in the towel when the bout starts as one last big insult to Dana and the UFC.

I could also see Diaz brawling for 5 rounds bloodied in a natural Diaz performance. I still do not think he wins but it would be entertaining regardless.

I will admit, I have toyed with the idea in my head and think “surely not” but with Nate Diaz, you never know. This weekend will be worth the watch whatever happens, the intensity that will be in the air when Nate Diaz walks out will be indescribable.

This weekend will be fun with Tony Ferguson also having his last fight (I hope not as an El Cucuy fan). UFC 279 is one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year strictly based off of the drama leading up to it. I cannot wait.

Written by Joe Gee

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Lee

Can you imagine if he turned up just for the pay check? 😂

I heard Nate Diaz saying recently that he turned down Khamzat on the basis that he hadn't fought anyone and that Nate said to the UFC "let him fight Burns, if he gets through Burns then we'll fight - and here we are". So if that's the case, it's on his terms 🤷‍♂️

Nice write up. I can't wait for this, I am more intrigued about how Diaz plays this one out rather than watching Khamzat get all alpha'd up again.

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Gerry

Yeah I saw this too, I think it was on the latest UFC Embedded when they were all in the kitchen. Diaz has brought an army of people with him, and insane posse!

Let's go Diaz, give em hell 👊

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Joe (MMA Hive)

interact all week, weight in, collect his purse, and throw in the towel when the bout starts as one last big insult to Dana and the UFC.

I highly doubt you could still get your pay check doing that.

I am fully expecting a mediocre slug fest but with lots of blood over both fighters. I think they're perfectly matched with their age, experience, and on their way out... it's going to be entertaining!

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