Report: Nate Diaz in Talks to Make Octagon Return at UFC 227 on Aug. 4
By: Tristen Critchfield May 1, 2018
Diaz could be making his long-awaited return to the Ultimate
Fighting Championship this summer.
According to a report from
ESPN.com, Diaz has been in discussion with the Las Vegas-based
promotion regarding a possible fight at UFC 227 on Aug. 4. No deal
is currently in place, and UFC president Dana White told ESPN there
is “no update” regarding Diaz’s status. Despite White’s denial, the
two parties reportedly discussed teh date as recently as last
The 33-year-old Stockton, Calif., native hasn’t competed since
losing a majority decision to Conor
McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016. That fight, as well as his
second-round submission win over McGregor at UFC 196 in March 2016
both drew more than 1 million pay-per-view buys.
At the beginning of this year, Diaz
hinted at a UFC return, claiming that he was “sick of sitting
around waiting for you f—-ers to do s—t.” In an Instagram post,
Diaz wrote that he was targeting May or June for an Octagon return.
Multiple reports also linked Diaz to a proposed bout with
welterweight champion Tyron
Woodley at UFC 219 at the end of last year.
UFC 227 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will
include a bantamweight championship rematch between T.J.
Dillashaw and Cody