Nate Diaz is the talk of the MMA circuit because ever since he left UFC 279 on a winning streak against Tony Ferguson and completed the deal, he has been approached by various promotions. These promotions include Bellator MMA and many others that want to see him in their company.
Diaz plans to show other UFC fighters that you can always pick up another sport after you leave UFC. While this is a no-brainer, he still wants to make a statement and it looks like he is getting eyeballs. Coker, the CEO of Bellator MMA has promoted Nate’s elder brother Nick Diaz during the Strikeforce days and speaking with reporters before Bellator Dublin he said:
“We are in dialogue”
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We are definitely talking to him. We’ve reached out,” Coker said. “I know he’s probably talking to everybody. He’s in a pretty good situation. I know he wants to fight Jake Paul. Jake Paul is fighting Anderson Silva on Showtime pay-per-view, which is our home network, so there’s some synergies here. We’re just hoping that we could have some type of deal to at least have his MMA fights with Bellator. So we are in dialogue.
It’s not new for Coker or Bellator MMA to sign big names as they recently signed former women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. Notably, Bellator isn’t the only one approaching him as both BKFC and PFL have shown their interest and are trying everything under the sun to have him onboard. Diaz may want to remain independent, and the reason behind this are his words before UFC 279 where he said that he felt like a hostage in UFC. He has a fight with Jake Paul looming and has his own promotion Real Fight Inc. where he would want to invest time and get something rolling.
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