Make no mistake about it, Nate Diaz has not retired.
Earlier this week, Diaz appeared to insinuate on social media that he was achieved with combined martial arts.
“F— a rematch this s— was over earlier than it began,” he wrote in an Instagram publish. “I am goin on out on tour. Peace out combat sport.”
That publish led to hypothesis that Diaz had retired from lively competitors, however Diaz confirmed to ESPN on Saturday that he is nonetheless able to combat.
“Who stated I used to be retired? I am going to combat tonight,” Diaz stated.
On Nov. 2 at UFC 244, Diaz misplaced through third-round physician’s stoppage to Jorge Masvidal. In an interview following the considerably controversial end, Diaz campaigned for a right away rematch. Nonetheless, on the postfight information convention, UFC president Dana White did not appear too eager on it for Diaz’s subsequent combat.
Whereas his future plans are nonetheless unknown, previous to UFC 244, Diaz informed ESPN he would by no means name it quits on the combat sport.
“I am going to combat perpetually,” he stated. “I am by no means going to retire, that is for positive.”