However, according to Diaz himself, no bout will happen with Masvidal at UFC 235.
"I think it's rude of the UFC to try and lowball me and expect me to negotiate a deal while I'm training for a fight," Diaz said to Ariel Helwani of ESPN. "It's not gonna go down like that. If anybody wants to fight me they know where to find me. I'm not a hard guy to find. Come get some. I have a lot going on trying to manage a few different businesses. Once things make sense for everybody in that they actually have some fighters that they respect and I respect, we can try and come to a deal and do a show. That's how I feel."
If Diaz did compete against Masvidal at UFC 235, it would’ve marked his first Octagon appearance since UFC 183 in January of 2015.
Tyron Woodley is the UFC Welterweight Champion and Diaz feels that if they fought, it would be an easy win for the Stockton native.
"I'll walk through Woodley," Diaz said. "He knows it. I didn't need to say [in response to him]. That man has a life. I fight for one, like I always have."
UFC 235 takes place on Saturday, March 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.