Nate Diaz teases return to Madison Square Garden two years after clashing Jorge Masvidal as UFC fan favorite appears to be recovering from Leon Edwards defeat… days after calling Dustin Poirier
- UFC star Nate Diaz has teased a return to New York’s Madison Square Garden
- Diaz, 36, headlined the iconic venue when he fought Jorge Masvidal in 2019
- The fan favorite expressed his eagerness to fight at MSG again later this year
- Diaz recently called out Dustin Poirier, who lost to Leon Edwardss last month
Nate Diaz teased a return to Madison Square Garden nearly two years after headlining Jorge Masvidal for the “Baddest MotherF***er” title at UFC 244.
Diaz, 36, lost to Gamebred in November 2019 after a doctor canceled the competition in New York due to severe cuts the Stockton-born fighter had received.
Diaz became a superstar in 2016 after beating Conor McGregor at UFC 196, but the fan favorite has proven his worth as a PPV star with the Madison Square Garden header match, as well as his five rounds with Leon Edwards last month.
Nate Diaz teased a return to Madison Square Garden two years after his BMF fight
The American’s loss to his British rival was his first fight since facing Masvidal for the BMF title, but he vowed to return within “three or four months” of his UFC 263 defeat.
And Diaz has taken to Instagram to once again hint at headliner at Madison Square Garden.
Diaz uploaded a photo of himself in New York and posted, “Clothing the yard like it’s nothing. I may have to do that again soon.”
Diaz, 36, headlined the iconic venue when he lost to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in 2019
Diaz took to Instagram to hint ‘Maybe I should do that again soon’ as he looks forward to returning
Having lost his last two fights, Diaz is still said to rack up big PPV purchases and has been associated with some mouthwatering matches in recent weeks.
The American still has a point to settle with Conor McGregor. The two stars are each on par with one victory over the other, and seem to like to meet in the Octagon for a trilogy fight.
However, since McGregor is expected to be sidelined for at least a year after breaking his leg at UFC 264, that fight is some distance away.
Diaz shared a photo of himself with Dustin Poirier last week under the caption, “185 lbs, pull up.”
The Stockton-born star exchanged words with lightweight star Dustin Poirier last week
The pair were due to meet at UFC 230 in 2018, but Poirier withdrew from the bout after suffering an injury. The Diamond is expected to fight Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title next time, but he expressed his willingness to take on Diaz.
“I’d touch you at any weight,” Poirier responded, bolstered by a second win over McGregor in six months after triumphing in Sin City earlier this month.
Elsewhere, Diaz’s older brother Nick Diaz will make his highly anticipated UFC return when he takes on fellow veteran Robbie Lawlor at UFC 266.