Daniel Cormier does not want to see Nate Diaz headline UFC 306

Daniel Cormier shares his thoughts on Nate Diaz returning to the UFC.

by Aryan Lakhani
Daniel Cormier does not want to see Nate Diaz headline UFC 306
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Nate Diaz may reunite with the UFC this year, as he recently hinted at making a return for Noche UFC. Nate Diaz could end up fighting anyone from the lightweight division, but Conor McGregor wanted to fight him for the highly anticipated trilogy.

The entire world is waiting to see if that fight ends up happening this year. Daniel Cormier is thrilled to see Nate Diaz making a return but is totally against the idea of seeing him headline the event. Cormier justified his statement by saying that Nate Diaz’s time is over and that it would be relevant of him to headline an event only if it’s against someone like Jorge Masvidal or Conor McGregor.

Daniel Cormier on Nate Diaz

In a recent YouTube video, Daniel Cormier explained why Nate Diaz shouldn’t headline an event. “I like Nate Diaz, but I believe now it is the time for us to be honest with ourselves so that Nate can start to be honest with himself”.

Cormier said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “There are only a couple of people that he can headline a pay-per-view with right now, just because of where he is in his career. I think that’s Conor McGregor if they do the trilogy and possibly Jorge Masvidal.

But we also have to be honest to ourselves in this regard: We are keeping these dudes, Masvidal and Diaz, relevant.

Daniel Cormier explains why Nate Diaz shouldn’t headline Noche UFC

“Because when they say things everybody jumps on it, like I am doing right now myself.

But does that pay-per-view, Noche UFC, look better to you with Nate as the main event? While the name value is exciting, Nate Diaz the fighter isn’t that guy anymore. … This isn’t the guy that beat Conor the first time.

Nate has had moments. Will I watch him on the pay-per-view card? Absolutely,but to be the headliner, with all these great fighters that are deserving of that spot? I don’t think so. I don’t need to see that”.

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