Dana White suggested the Nate Diaz vs Jake Paul match



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Dana White suggested the Nate Diaz vs Jake Paul match

The saga around Nate Diaz is intensifying every now and then through the media and social networks. One of the UFC’s most popular fighters in despair is urging the UFC to arrange a match for him. He has one fight left under his existing promotion contract, after which he becomes free in the fighter market.

The impression is that the UFC is deliberately procrastinating in the hope that it will persuade Diaz to extend his contract with them, or at least until they find him a more suitable opponent. An adequate opponent could be Conor McGregor.

The Conor and Diaz trilogy many would love to watch, but the Irishman is currently recovering from a broken left leg and it is questionable when we will watch him in a cage. UFC President Dana White commented on Diaz and his future.

"I like Nate," White said. "But let’s be honest, Nate’s won one fight in the last five or six years. When these guys get into these positions, you’ve got guys that have been with us for a long time, that we respect, that we care about.

You’ve got [Donald] Cerrone or Anthony Pettis before he left, and you’ve got Nate Diaz. And Nick Diaz [Nate's brother] is still under contract with us, so you want to be fair to everybody, you want to do the right things or whatever."

"Nate Diaz isn’t going to come in and fight Kamaru Usman, so listen, we’re trying to do the best we can. We’re trying not to s*** on anybody and disrespect anybody, but it’s not like we’re talking about Kamaru Usman here.

We’re talking about Nate Diaz. "Nate’s won one fight in five years, so we’re trying to figure this thing out with him. He probably should go on and fight Jake Paul. That’s a fight that makes sense”.

As for Nate, he has fought four matches in the last five years, and he has really won only one, the one against Anthony Pettis. Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal, and Leon Edwards defeated Diaz and Nate is far from the top. By stating that Diaz should be fighting Jake Paul, Dana White is actually saying that it makes no sense for Diaz to fight top fighters.

It makes a lot more sense for Diaz to look for matches that will pay off well.

Jake Paul quickly responded via Twitter

'Dana - I’m happy to be Nate’s last fight in UFC. You know the terms: pay fighters more and give them healthcare.

Sweetener: I will fight for free.' ' Jake wrote

Nate Diaz also replied shortly after White's statements, and the Stockton fighter was brief and clear.

"Send the release"