Top 5 fights for Nate Diaz in 2022

Who can stop Nate Diaz If he returns to UFC in 2022. Let's take a look at the best opponents that he can fight right now

Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor
Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz is one of the scariest dudes out there in the UFC. Although he is on a two-fight skid, the threat of Diaz hasn’t reduced a bit.

He has some of the best fights in the UFC and he is on his way to becoming the legend of the welterweight division. Whatever be the result of his return fight, there is one thing we can be sure of, that is the fight will be great to watch! The UFC star’s last victory came in a bout against Anthony Pettis in 2019, which he won via split decision. The hype around the return of Diaz is enough to show how popular he is.

Take a look at the top 5 possible opponents for Nate Diaz in 2022

5. Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz

Jake Paul on Nate Diaz
Jake Paul on Nate Diaz

Fresh from his success against Tyron Woodley, and that too twice, Jake Paul would be in the clouds, celebrating the victory vehemently. He is in a venomous form right now and a fight with Diaz would be one that Paul would be looking forward to.

Diaz has himself admitted many a time that Jake Paul is a great boxer and even appreciated him a lot. “There’s a lot of shit talk going back and forth, and I would love to make that fight happen if it’s even possible,” Paul said via MMA Fighting. “I know he’s with the UFC, so whatever happens will happen.”

4. Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz

Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz
Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz

Dustin Poirier is now one of the most popular MMA fighters in the UFC currently. Although the loss against Charles Oliveira was a blip on his record, that didn’t hamper his popularity at all.

It also seems that Diaz wants to fight Poirier, judging from his tweets, that is. Diaz and Poirier have both been hurling call-out tweets at one another. They have even agreed to fight it out. The only thing needed is the UFC president, Dana White’s permission.

I’ll fight DP in January, don’t be a scared lil b***c this time, now or never,” Diaz said, to which Poirier responded with “I’ll fight you this month.”

Watch the fighters’ tweet battle in this video-

3. Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal
Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal

The biggest rivalry in the UFC dates back to November 2019 in UFC 244. The two meanest fighters of the UFC faced each other in an epic do-or-die battle, where the winner gets all and the loser gets shame.

Both went in with a strong spirit, but unfortunately for Diaz, the fight ended as a disappointment for him. Masvidal ended Diaz with a Doctor’s stoppage and won the spoils of the victory. Now, Diaz has vengeance on his mind and would like to take his revenge.

Watch Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz trash talk here-

2. Tony Ferguson vs Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson
Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson is the certified madman of the UFC. He is a fighter who everyone will think twice before challenging. But in a cryptic post, Diaz said a thousand words with just one image.

He posted an image of Tony Ferguson, which promptly led to fans believing that Diaz was calling out Ferguson for a fight. Even though it is not yet official, fans are willing to do anything to make the fight happen.

Many predict that the fight would be inclined towards Tony Ferguson because of his supreme wrestling skills and his ability to turn a fight into a bloodbath.

1. Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz
Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz

While it is true that Nate Diaz is making a return in 2022, there is one more legendary fighter that will be making a return next year. That fighter is none other than Conor McGregor.

So it would be an obvious choice for Nate Diaz to have a bout with McGregor again. The duo has met before twice and the result is a draw. With the third fight, both of them would want to win the tiebreaker.

I’ll be honest, the Nate Diaz trilogy is very, very tempting,” said McGregor’s coach, Kavanagh. “It’s a fight that gives me nightmares. The man doesn’t stop coming forward. Whether it’s three rounds or five rounds. But it’s an intriguing fight. So, that one is definitely very interesting.”

Watch the highlights of McGregor vs Diaz here-

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