One of the biggest stars in the UFC, Nate Diaz has teased that he is returning to the Octagon in December — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Nate Diaz teases December return
The last time we saw Nate Diaz inside the UFC Octagon was back in June at UFC 263 where he was getting dominated by Leon Edwards and nearly scored an incredible comeback victory.
Diaz has now teased that he will be returning to action very soon.
Check out Diaz's tweet below.
December ----— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 28, 2021
No official opponent for Diaz has been announced yet but the bout will presumably be at 170 pounds.
Two of the best welterweights in the world, Gilbert Burns and Vicente Luque both responded to Diaz's tweet where he teased his return.
Anytime ---- https://t.co/caWSUqbXbY— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) September 28, 2021
I’m ready for war! Bring the Diaz Army and let’s do this ------ https://t.co/JCWVThFgzd— Vicente Luque (@VicenteLuqueMMA) September 29, 2021
Who would you rather see Diaz fight? Burns or Luque?
Daniel Cormier gives his opinion on who Nick Diaz should fight next
Even though Nick Diaz lost to Robbie Lawler at UFC 266, despite the six year layoff, Diaz actually didn't look all that bad.
Prior to his second fight against Lawler, Diaz stated that he would want to come right back and fight if he lost.
UFC legend Daniel Cormier has given his opinions on who he thinks Diaz should fight next if he does return.
Happy Birthday to Alexander Volkanovski!
Happy Birthday to the UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski!
Rashad Evans predicted the downfall of Jon Jones several years ago
Check out this clip below of Rashad Evans predicting the downfall of Jon Jones several years before he even got into any trouble.
The clip was filmed in the lead up to the two's fight at UFC 145.
No UFC fighter knew Jon Jones like Rashad Evans.— AD Christian (MMA/Boxing News) (@ADchristiann) September 28, 2021
Rashad Evans knew the real Jon Jones before any of us and this 2012 clip of their heated exchange and Rashad Evans predicting his fall is an incredible watch in 2021.
“When you fall… and you WILL fall.”
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Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya go at each other on Instagram
It is no secret that Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya are not the biggest fans of each other.
After years of indirectly addressing each other through the media, White and De La Hoya have finally had their first head to head on social media.
Check out what was said below.
Oscar De La Hoya and Dana White going at it on Instagram -- pic.twitter.com/gATtejKJdT— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 28, 2021
Jon Jones' latest mug shot
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has released the mugshot of Jon Jones from his Friday morning arrest. pic.twitter.com/WlLXOJIL3u— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 28, 2021
Opening betting odds for Petr Yan vs Corey Sandhagen
After Aljamain Sterling was forced to withdraw from his rematch against Petr Yan, the UFC have decided to go in the direction of Yan vs Corey Sandhagen.
The reason why the UFC have chosen Sandhagen to face Yan is because even though Sandhagen just lost to T.J. Dillashaw, Dillashaw has just undergone knee surgery so he is unable to fight.
Check out the opening betting odds for Yan vs Sandhagen below.
Earlier, @betonline_ag opened Petr Yan as a -300 favourite against Cory Sandhagen (+250) and since then, money has come in on Sandhagen and the line has moved.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 28, 2021
Israel Adesanya fires shots at Jon Jones following his latest arrest
Another one of Jon Jones' rivals, Israel Adesanya has reacted to his latest arrest.
I’m sure y’all will give him “one more chance” lol. I swear I said he’s gonna fuck up again, he can’t help it. Now here we are. I’ve made mistakes in my time, I learn from them. I don’t think this is the first time this has happened in his house. But yea…posi vibez goiz -- pic.twitter.com/i6i3N6O3s3— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) September 28, 2021
Makwan Amirkhani vs Lerone Murphy official for UFC 267
A banger of a fight has been signed for UFC 267.
UFC finalizing a bout between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson
After Derek Brunson dominated Darren Till last month, he called out the champion of the middleweight division Israel Adesanya.
However, with the UFC seemingly targeting Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker, Brunson has been given a different fight.
The UFC are now finalizing a huge fight between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson.