Nate Diaz recently revealed that he was supposed to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 213, but then pulled out of the fight because the UFC wouldn’t meet his demand’s.
Apparently, the fighters were supposed to fight for an interim lightweight title, but Diaz isn’t interested in a fake title.
"If you're trying to pull me out of a normal life right now, I'm not doing it for a fake title at 155 pounds," Diaz told ESPN. "I told them I'd take the fight at 165 pounds, no belt. I'm not interested in losing a bunch of weight for no reason."
If Diaz and Ferguson had fought for the interim gold, it would’ve been the first title that either could have won in their respective careers.
The Stockton native has stated that it would take $20 million for him to just listen to the UFC brass and he has to choose when he'll fight again, not the UFC.
"If they call me with a nonsense fight, my number is $20 million," Diaz said. "You call me with a fight that won't do me any good, you need to pay me $20 million just to hear that bulls---. I have a contract, but that's only for when I want to fight. That's how that works, right? Right now, I don't want to fight nobody."
Diaz hasn’t stepped foot in the Octagon since UFC 202, where he suffered a decision loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.