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MMA Fans In Meltdown As Rumours Suggest UFC Are Putting Together Nate Diaz Bout

Oh good Lord, please let this happen…

With Conor McGregor believed to be on the fringe of confirming a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather, the general consensus is that an interim lightweight title bout between Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson is now the biggest fight that the UFC can book.

Although Ferguson seems extremely keen to get the fight made, recent reports have repeatedly suggested that the younger Diaz brother is refusing to sign off on the bout as he is unhappy with the pay he is being offered.

Many believe that Nate feels it is in his interest to simply sit out until Conor McGregor makes his comeback, with Diaz likely to make far more from a trilogy bout with the Irishman than two or three more bouts with other lesser known fighters.

However, with fans putting pressure on McGregor to defend his belt, it is very possible that, even if the SBG man returns to the UFC, he will have to face a real lightweight contender rather than book the Diaz trilogy.

With this in mind, the only way Nate can now ensure that he gets an immediate bout with McGregor as soon as he returns is by taking on Tony Ferguson and winning the interim lightweight title.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 01: Tony Ferguson holds an open workout for fans and media inside T-Mobile Arena on March 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It now seems as if Nate may be set to do just that as, after Tony Ferguson has repeatedly called out Diaz for an interim bout, online rumours are now suggesting that the UFC are finally trying to put together the fight that every fan wants to see.

MMA fans have predictably gone into overdrive about the news with many pointing out that a trilogy bout between McGregor and Diaz for the unified lightweight title would be the biggest fight in the history of the UFC.

Check out some of the best reaction to the news below;

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