- Nate Diaz has been negotiating his new contract for months.
- On Saturday, a frustrated Diaz asked for his UFC release.
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It appears that Nate Diaz, who has one fight left on his contract, wants out of the UFC.
For months, Diaz has begged for a fight against Dustin Poirier while negotiating a new contract.
Ready to fight @ufc is slow rolling me wtf pic.twitter.com/8cjm0udGJ5
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 6, 2022
Been tryin to fight for 7 months @ufc
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 24, 2022
On Saturday, things came to a head when Diaz publicly asked for his release from the UFC on Twitter.
I Would like to request to be released from the @ufc @danawhite @hunter
I apologize for asking online but u don’t give me a fight asap I got shit to do
🏝 🤼♀️ 🥊 👊🏼 🏃♂️
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 26, 2022
A few weeks ago, after UFC 272, Dana White said that contract negotiations with Diaz were going “very good” and that they were optimistic about signing him to a new contract.
Dana White says the likelihood that Nate Diaz gets a new contract is very good.#UFC
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) March 6, 2022
It’s unclear what the hold-up has been regarding Diaz, but it doesn’t look like his contract negotiations are going very well.