Nate Diaz hints he’s eyeing return: ‘Step your games up I’ll see you around May, June’

Nate Diaz hints he’s eyeing return: ‘Step your games up I’ll see you around May, June’

Nate Diaz has given the biggest hint yet that he could be open to returning to the cage this year.

By Oscar Willis - 24 Jan 2018

Could we see Nate Diaz back in the UFC Octagon this Summer?

The man from Stockton hasn’t been seen since his 2016 brace with Conor McGregor, a pair of bouts that made up one of the biggest rivalries in MMA history, and hasn’t shown much interest in a return to competition.

While some have speculated Diaz is simply awaiting a rubber match with McGregor — something that would surely make both he and the Irishman a huge payday — it seems as if the younger Diaz brother is starting to miss the bright lights of the UFC.

On Tuesday night, Diaz took to his Instagram and posted a large number of MMA related pictures, before eventually posting one that seemed to hint at a comeback.

“Sick of sitting around waiting for you fuckers to do shit,” Diaz posted. “There’s no excitement in this fight shit step your games up I’ll see u around May, June. Sincerely The Real Champ.”

A Diaz return could certainly shake things up. While he’s been linked with a number of names since his self-imposed absence, there has never seemed a huge amount of excitement from his side. If he’s truly interested in re-inserting himself into the mix of things, he’ll come back to a newly shaped landscape.

At the moment, for instance, there is a trio of elite level talents at the top of lightweight, with McGregor, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov all circling the 155-pound belt. With any combination of those names already causing fans to salivate, add in the ever popular Diaz, and you suddenly get a number of blockbuster match ups to potentially take us to the end of 2018.


And wouldn’t you know it, Diaz already has an opponent ready and waiting.