Nate Diaz has officially left the UFC

Nate Diaz has officially left the UFC

Former UFC lightweight title contender Nate Diaz has officially left the roster of the strongest league in the world and became a free agent.

The popular American fighter made his last fight under his current contract with the organization on September 10 at UFC 279 in Las Vegas, defeating Tony Ferguson in the main event ahead of schedule, but since the UFC had an exclusive three-month period for negotiations, Diaz was not considered a free agent. The term expired on December 9, however, last Monday, representatives of the UFC officially notified the fighter’s team about the refusal of the negotiation period.

From now on, Nate Diaz is free to study the market and consider incoming offers, but the American’s manager, Zach Rosenfield, does not rule out that his ward can still return to the UFC to complete the trilogy with Conor McGregor.

“Nate will pick the biggest fights possible, but he’s still interested in finishing the trilogy with Conor McGregor – nothing has changed in that sense,” Rosenfield was quoted as saying by MMA Junkie. “In 2023 you will see several Nate fights, including in boxing”

One of the likely rivals of Nate Diaz is boxing blogger Jake Paul, who over the past two years has become one of the most talked about figures in the martial arts world.

Nate Diaz, 37, who won the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2007, is leaving the UFC with a 16-11 record in the organization. His biggest success remains a sensational victory over Conor McGregor, thanks to which he solved all his financial problems and became one of the most popular and highly paid fighters in the organization.