Diaz used social media on Monday to demand that the UFC either schedule him for the final fight of his contract or release him. Diaz did it this time while hinting at his interest in a big-money boxing showdown versus Jake Paul.
White agreed with Diaz’s remarks about the Paul match being a positive opportunity for Diaz’s career. In doing so, the UFC president seemed to imply that Diaz’s career with the promotion may be coming to an end shortly.
“So listen, we’re trying to do the best we can. We’re trying not to s*** on anybody and disrespect anybody, but it’s not like we’re talking about Kamaru Usman here. We’re talking about Nate Diaz. Nate’s won one fight in five years, so we’re trying to figure this thing out with him. He probably should go on and fight Jake Paul. That’s a fight that makes sense.”
White would not disclose whether the UFC is still planning a fight between Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev on Aug. 20 at UFC 278, but he said he wants to work things out with Diaz soon.
“Listen, contractually we’ve got to get him a fight,” White said. “We’ll get him a fight.”