PFL looking to sign Nate Diaz after his last UFC fight



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PFL looking to sign Nate Diaz after his last UFC fight

PFL boss Peter Murray visited the famous Ariel Helwani where he talked about the future of the organization, the potential fight between Kayla Harrison and Cris Cyborg, and also about the potential signing of Nate Diaz, who will do his last fight for the UFC this year.

“Listen, I think that’s the fight that fans would like to see,” Murray said of Cyborg vs. Harrison. “That’s a fight that the PFL would like to get behind. Kayla said she wants that fight. I think it’s going to come down to Cris Cyborg — does Cris Cyborg want that fight? “And whether Cris decides to come over to the PFL to make that fight and perhaps other fights happen, that’s one scenario.

And another scenario is a co-promotion. And we’re proponents of both”. “Our understanding is she is a free agent,” he said of Cyborg. “We’d like to make that fight happen. “... There’s certainly been outreach.

We’re looking forward to getting into it in earnest. ... There’s no dancing [around it]. It’s not a surprise, or it’s not new news that this is a fight to PFL would like to make happen or Kayla. And so I think in the coming weeks we’re looking forward to seeing what’s possible”.

Murray also touched on the possibility of bringing in Nate Diaz, that is, Helwani asked him if he would be able to offer him the figure he would be looking for, to which he replied: “... We have capital, we have the wherewithal, and we’re not a regional player.

Now we’re a global brand and we’re trusted. Earlier days, when we were just starting out, it was challenging. “That’s OK, you’ve got to build trust, you’ve got to prove yourself, you’ve got to execute.

And we have proven that we have a model that works and we’re built for the long term. “And it’s now an alternative for, not just fighters who are on the come-up, but established fighters who are ranked in the top 10, the top five, the top three, and No.

1”.

The PFL only has brighter days ahead.

“We’re here to stay, we’re here to play and compete, and not only are we going to develop our own talent through our system, we’ll certainly continue to sign major fighters”.

Nate Diaz will take on Khamzat Chimaev in his final fight for the UFC, and will headline the UFC 279 event on the ninth month. It will be interesting to see whether the PFL will be able to 'buy' Diaz.