Who will fight Nate Diaz next? Well, it’s not Paul Felder.
Diaz hasn’t fought in the octagon since losing to Jorge Masvidal in Madison Square Garden in November 2019 and Dana White has his next opponent lined up.
“We’re working on a Nate Diaz fight right now, and it’s not Tony [Ferguson],” White told TheMacLife.
“But if we get it done, I think you’re gonna like it.
“It would put him in a really good position if he won the fight, and the guy who he could potentially be fighting, I think it’s a great fight for him, too.”
So, who is this mystery opponent?
With both talkSPORT and Felder on Fight Island, the Irish Dragon was asked if it was him.
“I’ve had so many people tag me saying ‘UFC in the works, Paul Felder against Nate Diaz’ and I’m like when are they going to call and tell me about that! You want to talk about being motivated and excited, I would absolutely love that fight.
“And like [Dan] Hooker even said about him, I’d fight him 185, 205 – doesn’t matter. That’s a fight you take. Nate is a legend at this point. But no, that’s not me… I wish it was me.
“I know [Charles] Oliveria said he didn’t want to fight Justin Gaethje, he said he wants to wait. So maybe Justin? I have no inside information on this by the way. I’m thinking Justin, but if he slips on a banana peel and can’t do it, I’d be down,” said Felder.
Gaethje and Diaz would be a straight-up war if that were to be made and a win for either man could put them in a really promising spot in the promotion.
By the process of elimination, there’s only so many people it can be and Gaethje certainly fits the bill. Now we all wait on White’s big reveal.