Stockton’s native son Nate Diaz wants out of his current UFC contract ASAP.
He took to Twitter this morning to air his requests in front of a world-wide audience – attaching a video of Jake Paul knocking out Tyron Woodley, perhaps hinting at his post-UFC ventures.
It’s currently unclear what the road-block is when it comes to booking Diaz an opponent, with no comment from the UFC on the matter. As it stands, he last fought Leon Edwards in June 2021.
One Khamzat Chimaev has been vocal about getting an opportunity to face the fan-favourite veteran, and even suggested an August date earlier this month.
The AllStar MMA roundup
- “Oh Sh*t!”: Adrian Yanez when he got his Gilbert Burns payout for Tony Kelley KO
- Dan Hooker refutes judging in UFC Austin main event – “The more effective damage was coming from Kattar”
- The Original Fight Island: Mike Swick of AKA Thailand
The best of the rest
- UFC 278 announced with 12 fights on the card headlined by Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 2 – MMAFighting.com
- Anthony Smith finds it ‘criminal’ he’s a 3-1 underdog against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 – MMAJunkie.com
- Dana White: Joanna Jedrzejczyk ‘without a doubt’ a future UFC Hall of Famer – MMAJunkie.com
- UFC Austin’s Tony Kelley slams ‘haters’ after TKO loss to Adrian Yanez – BloodyElbow.com
- Julianna Pena responds to Amanda Nunes injury claim following UFC 269 loss: “You gotta say whatever you gotta say” – BJPenn.com
No pros weighing in today, but here’s an update on the current odds for this weekend’s UFC main events. All lines presented by crypto sports book Cloudbet:
Already somewhat tight odds between light-heavyweights Carlos Uhlberg and Tafon Nchukwi squeeze even closer as the weekend draws near. Ulberg has some momentum behind him, coming off of a unanimous decision win four months ago. Can he keep it going?
Ali Abdelaziz reveals that Triple C has begun his training camp… for who though?
Magomed Ankalaev states his intentions ahead of Anthony Smith bout:
Brunson got goals too:
The peoples champ Adrian Yanez happy to put on another masterclass:
The morning view
The AllStar’s John Hyon Ko catches up with Yanez himself:
And with UFC welterweight Bryan Barberena:
Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell give Max Holloway the resume review treatment:
Catch today’s press conference from down under with Israel Adesanya, Alex Volkanovski and Kai Kara-France:
- Dominick Cruz to fight Chito Vera at UFC San Diego on August 13th (Per Carlos Legaspi/ESPN Deportes)
- Nasrat Haqparast to fight John Makdessi at UFC Paris on September 3rd (per Marcel Dorff)
- Shamil Gamzatov to fight Misha Cirkunov at August 6th UFC event (per MMA Fight Universe)
- Randy Costa to fight Guido Cannetti at October 1st UFC event (per Carlos Legaspi/ESPN Deportes)
On this day in MMA…
On June 21, 2008, the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 7 aired on Spike TV, with Amir Sadollah taking out the series by defeating CB Dollaway by submission in the first round.
Starring the ever popular Forrest Griffin and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as opposing coaches, the middleweight-focused season was surprisingly labelled as the worst to that point.