Nick Diaz is planning on returning to action early next year; Darren Till and Leon Edwards are taking notice.
Till took his shot and called out Diaz through Twitter:
If @nickdiaz209 wants to come back & scrap, who’s the biggest star, fight & best fight for him outside the Middleweight champ.? Fucking me that’s who... --— D (@darrentill2) September 7, 2020
The middleweight contender, before a bout with Diaz can materialize, first must deal with Jack Hermansson in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Till, which is set for December 5.
Edwards, who is ranked #3 in the UFC welterweight division, called out Diaz during an appearance on Submission Radio.
“That fight looks fantastic. (Nick Diaz) a big name in the sport, he’s been around for a long time, so that fight would be fantastic,” Edwards said (via Anton Tabuena of Bloody Elbow). “It would be better for him (to fight me). If you come and beat me, a guy on an eight-fight win streak, that would put me in line for a title shot, right? So, I think it would be a great fight. And to come and beat like the new guy, which is me, the up and coming guy that’s dominating everyone, beating everyone, and for him to come back and challenge me – he’ll never beat me, but it’s a good fight, interesting fight. And that fight, I one hundred percent want it, I want to compete against Diaz.”
Diaz hasn’t competed since fighting former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to a no contest in the main event of UFC 183 in January of 2015.