Nate Diaz reveals the ‘best option’ for his UFC return, it’s not Conor McGregor

The Ultimate Fighter season five winner hasn’t set foot inside the cage since suffering a majority decision loss to Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 205, a defeat he vehemently contested. 

Diaz was offered the opportunity to fight for the interim lightweight title last summer but declined a bout with the belt’s current holder, Tony Ferguson, as he felt like he was being pressured into doing McGregor’s dirty work. 

Sitting on the sidelines has become tiresome for Diaz, who .

Upon seeing Diaz’s declaration, a host of fighters expressed an interest in welcoming the Stockton native back to the Octagon, including UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. 

Woodley has been eyeing a fight with the youngest Diaz brother for several months now and hasn’t been shy in calling out the 32-year-old. 

After surveying the current state of the s lightweight division, Diaz believes a fight with Woodley makes the most sense and is keen on locking horns with ‘The Chosen One.’ 

“I’m getting to the point where I’m sick of not fighting. I’m not getting any younger,” Diaz told ESPN.

“I put that tweet out saying I wanted to fight in May or June, but I didn’t say who because I was weighing my options. And now, Woodley is my best option.

“I see him on TMZ every week, talking about me. I’m like, ‘What the f—? If that’s what you want to do.’ 

“It’s not really my weight class, but I’m with it. 

“I think it’s my title we’re fighting for. If he’s the one calling me out, whose title are we fighting for? Who’s the real champion here?”

president Dana White doesn’t foresee Diaz returning to the promotion anytime soon, recently saying: “We’ve offered Nate Diaz five or six fights over the last several months and he’s turned them all down.

“I’ve said many times that I don’t see Nate Diaz fight. Will he fight this year? Maybe he’ll come out and say he wants to fight eventually.

“But no. He’s turned down every fight we’ve offered him.

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