Nate Diaz, one of the UFC's top Lightweight fighters, is ready to return to the Octagon.
Earlier in the month, Diaz, 29, complained about his current UFC contract. The Stockton, California native said that the pay he was receiving per fight was embarrassing.
However, after UFC 172, it seems that Nate has had a change of heart.
That is according to UFC president Dana White at least, who had this to say in the post-fight scrum:
"I didn't (talk to him). I think Joe Silva did and Nate said he's ready to fight, so, he told Joe to call him.
Nick Diaz is a different story, though:
"No Nick. No Nick.
"Nick's got a lot of money, man. I think Nick's just going to kick back until he has to fight," said White.
The DIaz brothers are two of the most entertaining fighters in MMA. They have an excellent style of boxing and world class ground games to match. They are also known to be two of the most contriversial fighters however.
Events such as the Nashville Brawl, after Jake Shields defeat of Dan Henderson highlight this.
Nate Diaz was last seen inside the Octagon last November.
He picked up a superb win over Gray Maynard in their triology match, winning the fight via first round TKO. Prior to that, Diaz picked up back to back losses - first in a Lightweight Title fight against Benson Henderson then against Josh Thompson.
Diaz's return will certainly be a massive bonus to the UFC. He is a fan favourite due to his style and his blunt attitude towards opponents.
One possible fight could be a rematch with Donald Cerrone. They first met in December 2011, were Diaz picked up a decision win in a Fight of the Night contest. Cerrone recently beat the dangerous Edson Barboza very convincingly at UFC on Fox: Werdum vs Browne, choking the Brazilian out in the first round.
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