Nate Diaz Returning to Action in August 2019

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It’s been quite a few years since we’ve seen Nate Diaz compete inside the UFC octagon, and on August 17, 2019, we will get to witness him compete again against another MMA legend. The UFC recently announced that the co-headliner for UFC 241 in Anaheim, will be Nate Diaz versus Anthony Showtime Pettis. Nate’s last bout, being one of his best performances to date, took place about three years ago,on August 20, 2016, against the Notorious Conor McGregor, at UC 202. This was their second meeting after Diaz had won the first match at UFC 196. Diaz lost the second fight via majority decision after a brutal five round war. The bout was awarded Welterweight fight of the year and many spectators along with Diaz himself, felt he did enough to win the fight. Since the loss to the second meeting with McGregor, fans and fighters alike all anticipate there to be a trilogy fight to settle the score. So much time has passed since the second fight, fans have grown tired of waiting for Diaz to make the return. Diaz was scheduled to return to combat last year in November against current Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier. Unfortunately, Poirier was forced to pull out of their fight due to an injury. Since then Diaz has made several comments on social media regarding Poirier pulling out of the fight. For quite some time Diaz has been receiving negative criticism for not taking fights however it is very possible there is more to the story behind each offer.