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Nate Diaz Confirms He Was Offered A Headline Bout At UFC 213

Having not fought since his epic battle with Conor McGregor at UFC 202 last August, Nate Diaz finally sat down for a tell all interview with Ariel Helwani on Wednesday evening.

Undoubtedly one of the UFC’s biggest stars in his own right, multiple reports have suggested that Nate had recently refused several fight offers from the promotion as he felt he wasn’t being paid well enough.

Dana White even stated that Nate may well have been turning down offers as he had decided to sit out from fighting until a trilogy bout with Conor McGregor was available. However, that was a suggestion that Nate most certainly did not take kindly.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani on Wednesday evening, Nate again denied that he had been offered multiple fights and stated that he would be willing to get back in the octagon if the UFC simply picked up the phone.

‘I wonder what’s their deal and what they wanna do. I’m not gonna fight anybody just because I’m hearing about it. And no one’s contacting me…’

‘If you guys want me to fight somebody, all you gotta do is just call and ask. But as of right now, I’m cool and I’m just chilling.’

However, after rambling for some time about how Tony Ferguson wasn’t worthy of fighting him, Nate then confirmed that the UFC had in fact offered him a bout with El Cucuy in the UFC 213 main event and that he was willing to accept the bout if the company was willing to pay him enough.

“Yeah I have. July 8th in Vegas. I wasn’t supposed to say that but yeah I was and I gladly accepted. It was, and then it was gladly rejected. Yeah it was rejected cause of circumstances. Yeah I was like ‘sure I’ll fight him, but under these circumstances.”

Nate went onto explain in a very Nate Diaz manner that essentially, the fight had fallen apart after he came back to the UFC with a financial demand that the company simply wasn’t willing to accept.

The Stockton brawler contradicted himself on several further occasions even stating at one point that he was taking a year off. However, the gist of his rant certainly seemed to be that, as long as ‘his numbers were right’, he was willing to get back in the octagon sooner rather than later.

Check out some of the best reaction to the rather bizarre interview below;

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