Nate Diaz will make a return to the Octagon for a welterweight fight against Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. With the way things are, this is the division he intends to remain for the rest of career.
While speaking on Monday, on the Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Nate Diaz ended the discussion of him returning to the lightweight division. In confidence he spoke about his already won victory regarding the weight class, after defeating Conor McGregor in the Octagon and slapping Khabib Nurmagomedov , the reigning champion during an unpleasant verbal fight.
“There’s nothing for me there. I already did everything, beat everybody. I’m the king of that division.”
If truly Nate Diaz over with the lightweight division, his long awaited fight with his main rival Conor McGregor would have to take place at welterweight. The first match between these two individuals happened at the welterweight division, McGregor now wants the final match that would have the final winner between both of them to take place at the lightweight, this development came as a result of McGregor emerging as the winner in the second match he had with Nate Diaz.
Diaz has contender to a great extent at welterweight in past years, encountering fighters like Rory MacDonald, Marcus Davis, Dong Hyun Kim and Conor McGregor in the division. Aside Diaz’s encounters with the above fighters, He has indisputably achieved a lot as a lightweight, having contended with and won top rivals; Gray Maynard, Donald Cerrone, Josh Neer, Michael Johnson, Jim Miller and Takanori Gomi. flight foes in Josh Neer, Gray Maynard, Donald Cerrone, Takanori Gomi, Jim Miller and Michael Johnson. He got for himself a lightweight title position alongside the former champion Benson Henderson of 2012, even though he lost the match by choice.