"You will see Nate compete multiple times in 2023!"
Nate Diaz Officially Free Agent, Plans to Box in 2023
Nate Diaz is no longer on the UFC roster - freeing up the MMA icon to explore other avenues.
The UFC is as real as it gets - but they no longer have the realest fighter. Nate Diaz is no longer on the promotion's roster, meaning one of the world’s premiere combat sports athletes is now a free agent.
Inside Fighting’s Andrew Capucetti reached out to Zach Rosenfield, Diaz’s representative, who said that Nate is planning to fight multiple times next year - likely in the boxing ring.
“Nate is one of the biggest combat sports stars in the world, and given how the last few hours have gone, I would say that he is one of the most sought after,” Rosenfield stated. “Nate’s next steps will be [to fight] against an opponent worthy of his brand and in a venue that is equal to his stature.”
After choking out Tony Ferguson at UFC 279, Diaz promised to take over another sport. “I’m going to go out to another profession and I’m going to go out there and take over that, show everybody I’m the best at that,” Diaz stated. “Then I’m going to get right the f**k back in here and get a UFC title.”
Rosenfield told us that a UFC return is always on the table. Inside Fighting interviewed Diaz before UFC 279, where he stated that the Conor McGregor trilogy fight will happen - whether it’s in the UFC, boxing, or another promotion like Real Fight Inc.
The who, when, and where are still up in the air. Whatever happens next - fight fans across the world are tuned in to see what free agency has in store for Nate Diaz.
On this week's episode of the Fight SZN Podcast, UFC lightweight stud Jalin Turner joins the pod to chop it up about a variety of topics, including: recovering from injury; fighting Dan Hooker at UFC 285; Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284; Drew Dober calling Jalin out after knocking out Bobby Green; and Jalin even shows us his tarantula collection and other pets!
Jalin Turner is on the warpath at 155 - with his eyes set on hanging "The Hangman". During an appearance on the Fight SZN podcast, Turner told Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti and Jesse Rowe that a showdown between him and Dan Hooker is in the works for UFC 285.
"We're working on Dan Hooker," responded Jalin when asked on who he wanted to fight next. "I'm waiting on a little confirmation, and we're good."