Nate Diaz is no longer a UFC fighter. He walked away a free man after successfully fighting out his contractual obligations with the UFC. The Stockton native defeated former lightweight interim champion Tony Ferguson via guillotine choke in the fourth round of the main event of UFC 279 inside T-Mobile Arena. It has been noted that Mike Perry is in favor of fighting Nate Diaz and that might draw the latter to BKFC.
Mike Perrry wants to face Nate Diaz
Perry recently expressed his desire to take part in huge match-ups. The official Twitter handle of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) suggested Perry to lock horns with the former UFC fighter.
“Now is my time to make noise. I have no excuses so I’m calling out all the best fights the fans can be interested in. I want to make waves. Been fighting my whole life and I always will no matter what.”
It was announced that Diaz (20-13) would face former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson (25-7) in the main event of UFC 279 He was initially scheduled to face rising Chechen-Swedish contender Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 in Las Vegas, but Chimaev missed weight on Friday. It was noted that the fight was a non-title welterweight bout.
Both the fighters had a one-pound allowance, which means that the highest they could weigh at the official weigh-in was 171 pounds. Diaz, for his part, successfully made weight, coming in at 171 pounds. However, Khamzat Chimaev missed weight at the official weigh-in. ‘Borz’ weighed in at 178.5 pounds, which is a whopping 7.5 pounds above the limit for non-title welterweight bouts.
Meanwhile, Perry is 2-0 since joining the BKFC roster and has found success in his post-UFC career. He defeated Season 16 and Season 25 “Ultimate Fighter” alum Julian Lane, followed by a majority decision win over former Bellator title challenger Michael Page in August in London.
Now is my time to make noise. I have no excuses so I’m calling out all the best fights the fans can be interested in. I want to make waves. Been fighting my whole life and I always will no matter what. https://t.co/o5JZ1pCJdf
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 15, 2022