UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley could potentially be defending his title against Nate Diaz at UFC 219.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Earlier today BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor confirmed that Nate Diaz had started a new fight camp and was closing in on a deal which would see him return at the December 30 event in Las Vegas.
I’m told that Nate Diaz is currently finalizing the deals for his next fight. I was not given the opponent but was told “Nate’s supporters will love this matchup”.
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) November 14, 2017
This evening MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed that a bout between Woodley and Diaz was being discussed by UFC officials but that no deal has been reached as of yet.
This was the rabbit in the hat I eluded to yesterday on the show. No deal yet, I’m told. They are getting creative. Couple other ideas, too. Event is 6 weeks away and no main event. https://t.co/96XuOBHzll
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 15, 2017
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) November 15, 2017
Nate Diaz has not competed since UFC 202 where he suffered a majority decision loss to current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a bout contested at welterweight.
“T-Wood” has gone 5-0-1 over his past six octagon appearances scoring wins over Dong Hyun Kim, Kelvin Gastelum, Robbie Lawler, Stephen Thompson and the aforementioned Demian Maia in that time.
Who do you think will emerge victorious if Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz square off for the welterweight title at UFC 219 on December 30 in Las Vegas? Sound off PENN Nation!