Nate Diaz appears to welcome the opportunity to score a welterweight matchup with lightweight contender, Michael Chandler at UFC 277 on July 30. – urging the promotion to “send the contract” for a summer showdown.
Nate Diaz, who has tirelessly campaigned to land both the final fight of his contract with the promotion – as well as his release from the organization, teased a summer return over the course of the weekend, suggesting a welterweight pairing on July 30. at UFC 277.
Receiving a host of offers from the likes of Khamzat Chimaev, and Dustin Poirier – one-time lightweight title challenger, Chandler, fresh from a stunning front kick knockout win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 on Saturday, offered to fight Diaz at the welterweight limit at UFC 277.
“I’m there,” Michael Chandler replied to Diaz who tweeted, “July 30. 170lbs,” “Quick turn around. Spin your head on it’s axis. @natediaz209.”
“Hey, @natediaz209… shut up and stop complaining,” Michael Chandler tweeted. “Keep your mouth shut. Keep your head down until your daddy books a fight for you to get your sacrificial dome bounced off the canvas again. Maybe it’ll be me… if you’re lucky. See you at the top.”
Nate Diaz urges the UFC to send him a contract for a fight against Michael Chandler
Replying to Chandler and welcoming the pairing, Diaz claimed that the UFC had kept him “on ice” for over a year at this stage, and urged them to send the contract so he would could fight the Sanford MMA staple at UFC 277.
“UFC got me on ice for a year now (Michael) Chander’s obviously ready to fight send a contract it’s time,” Nate Diaz tweeted.
In his most recent matchup, Diaz suffered his second consecutive loss at the welterweight limit, dropping a unanimous decision loss to expected next division title challenger, Leon Edwards at UFC 263 back in June of last year.