Nate Diaz Eyeing UFC Title Fight After Jake Paul Bout: "I'm Determined to Fight the Best"
UFC veteran Nate Diaz is set to make his professional boxing debut against YouTuber Jake Paul on August 5, but his sights are already set on returning to the UFC and competing for a world title.
In a recent press conference ahead of the highly anticipated boxing match, Diaz reiterated his desire to return to the MMA promotion that he spent 15 years with, stating that it is his preferred option after the fight.
Diaz stated, "I would like to go back and fight for a world title. If not, I'm going to have to make my own world title and make the best come to me. I would like to be back in the UFC or fight the belt holders in boxing, also."
The UFC is Diaz's primary target for his return to MMA, as he believes it has the best fighters in the world. While other promotions may be interested in Diaz, he is solely interested in competing against the best in the most prominent MMA organization.
Diaz and the UFC have had varying degrees of success in their business negotiations, but Diaz still has respect for the promotion and its president, Dana White. When asked about a potential reunion, White had positive things to say about Diaz, indicating that the respect is mutual.
Diaz left the UFC in September after the conclusion of his contract, but he left on a high note with a submission win against Tony Ferguson in an impromptu UFC 279 main event.
Nate Diaz is a determined fighter who is focused on competing against the best in both boxing and MMA. Although he is set to make his professional boxing debut, his sights are already set on returning to the UFC and competing for a world title. Despite his respect for the UFC, Diaz will not settle for anything less than the best competition, and his eyes are set on the most prominent MMA organization in the world.