During a UFC 263 post-fight press conference, Nate Diaz asked what might be next for him after his last defeat since Leon Edwards. ‘West Coast Gangster’ has made it clear what he wants next for his race in the UFC.
“I want to go back in the next three or four months.” said Nate Diaz.
At UFC 263, Nate Diaz made history when he fought in the first ever untitled, non-major event, a five-round fight in the UFC. On his return to the octagon for the first time since UFC 244, Diaz shared the stage with the best welterweight in the form of Edward.
Entering the fight, Diaz lost to Jorge Masvidal in 2019 in a fight that was contested for the celebratory BMF belt. Controversial doctoral stops in the fight against ‘Gamebred’ have led to an inactive phase of one and a half years for younger brother Diaz.
While he was an undersag in his fight against Edwards, Nate Diaz put on another fan show. Like all of his fights, Diaz stole the show with his casual demeanor and nearly stole the win from Edwards in the final seconds of their fight.
What could be next for Nate Diaz after UFC 263?
Over the past few months Nate Diaz has made it clear that he wants to pursue a career at 170 and is not ready to go into the lightweight category. Diaz has called for a fight against reigning UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and his lightweight counterpart Dustin Poierre, but wants to face both in the welterweight division.
It now remains to be seen what Nate Diaza should prepare and which UFC opponent will have in mind for his return in the next three to four months. A trilogical fight against Conor McGregor could create another record PPV and a burning conflict.