After losing in his MMA return to Robbie Lawler just a few months ago, Nick Diaz has now offered to step in and face Leon Edwards next month at UFC 269 — this and much more on Friday's social media roundup.
Nick Diaz offers to fight at UFC 269
Just several months ago, former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz made his MMA return where he faced Robbie Lawler.
Unfortunately for Diaz he could not make a successful return and was stopped by Lawler in the second round via TKO.
Prior to the fight in the pre-fight press conference, Diaz claimed that if he was to lose the fight against Lawler he would have more motivation to come back to the Octagon straight away.
That motivation has seemingly been shown as Diaz has just offered to step in and face Leon Edwards next month at UFC 269.
See what Diaz had to say below.
Even though Nick is game to fight Edwards, it is very unlikely that Edwards will be remaining on the UFC 269 main card despite him being fully fit and ready to go.
If the fight was to happen, do you think Diaz could shock the world and win or would it be a routine fight for Edwards?
Michael Chandler explains the ice pack on his face to his son
Check out this hilarious video of Michael Chandler explaining to his son why he has an ice pack on his face after his insane fight against Justin Gaethje.
Diego Ferreira vs Mateusz Gamrot official
An incredible lightweight bout has been booked for December 18.
Khamzat Chimaev targets a fight against Gilbert Burns
When the news broke that Jorge Masvidal was injured and unable to compete at UFC 269, Khamzat Chimaev was the first fighter to put his name forward to fight Leon Edwards.
That will not happen as Edwards has publicly said that he doesn't plan on fighting on the card anymore.
Chimaev is still chasing fights and had a Twitter interaction several days ago with Gilbert Burns.
See the interaction the two welterweight contenders had below.
I’m always in for a fight!— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) November 10, 2021
Max Holloway looks to land an insane number of strikes on Yair Rodriguez
In his fight against Calvin Kattar, Max Holloway managed to land an incredible 790 significant strikes. Holloway is looking to beat that record when he enters the Octagon against Yair Rodriguez.
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Happy Birthday to Jorge Masvidal!
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Stephen Thompson vs Belal Muhammad official
A big welterweight match up between Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad is official for December 18.
UFC has added a welterweight matchup between Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad to the promotion's final event of the year on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 11, 2021
Thompson confirmed the news to @bokamotoESPN and Muhammad confirmed via social media. MMA Junkie first reported the pairing. pic.twitter.com/jvvI1ZUez5
Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler looks even more brutal in slow motion
Check out this insane edition of UFC Fight Motion which shows incredible slow motion footage of Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler's war.
Khabib Nurmagomedov sends a brutal message to Justin Gaethje explaining why he thinks Islam Makhachev deserves the next lightweight title shot
After Justin Gaethje's big win over Michael Chandler last weekend, it seems like Gaethje and Islam Makhachev are neck and neck in terms of who gets the next shot at the UFC lightweight title.
Makhachev's coach and teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov has sent a pretty brutal message to Gaethje explaining why Makhachev should get the next lightweight title shot.
Khabib Nurmagomedov with a message to Justin Gaethje regarding him getting a title shot over Islam Makhachev. pic.twitter.com/nE4yaXh4O7— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) November 11, 2021