Nate Diaz appeared irked by Khabib’s non-committal response to a attainable UFC return.
It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the light-weight champion, after a gathering with UFC president Dana White, will the truth is reverse his resolution to retire from MMA.
The Eagle as a substitute desires to see if any of the 4 lightweights in motion at UFC 257 – together with Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier – impress him sufficient to make him need to return.
White believes Charles Oliveira can also be within the operating after trying spectacular in opposition to Tony Ferguson.
In the event that they don’t make an impression on him, then he’ll vacate the belt and keep in retirement and never try to make his file 30-0.
“You possibly can say no matter you need, however Conor McGregor vs Khabib is an enormous combat,” White stated when requested whether it is extra doubtless the Irishman is given the rematch he desires.
“And if Conor wins in spectacular vogue, it will be more durable to say he doesn’t deserve the shot,” he added.
However Diaz didn’t sugarcoat his ideas, tweeting: “Kabib(sic) is a p**** for actual.”
White has already instructed reporters on Struggle Island he’s engaged on a match-up for Diaz, which the boss says could be ‘a extremely nice combat for him,’ however he refused to disclose the title for Diaz’s light-weight return.
Diaz is extremely revered in combined martial arts and Calvin Kattar was detailing to talkSPORT simply final week about how loopy their coaching regimens are.
“I used to be 3-Zero on the time going on the market,” he stated. “I used to be main into that EliteXC combat, which was most likely a mistake in hindsight. It was the toughest week of coaching and that’s normally when individuals dial again.
“I obtained like three bloody noses a day, I used to be a child from Boston getting to coach with the blokes from Cali, but it surely was all love, they revered the laborious work and it blew my thoughts.
“I used to be coaching from morning to nighttime, I used to be sleeping on Cesar Gracie’s lounge flooring. After they instructed me to rise up and started working, I went and educated and didn’t get again till like 3am.
“I keep in mind being at Nate’s Health club at like 12:31am and he’s throwing on his denims, he’d simply completed coaching, which was late anyway. Cesar stated he had me coming in. ‘Do you need to give this child some work?’ And he’s like ‘s***, alright!’ [laughs].
“He simply takes off his denims throws his s*** again on and he’s only a G, man. Eager to work. That’s what it was like on the market, these guys simply need to work 24/7,” Kattar added.
“I used to be round each Nick and Nate, it was actually cool. I keep in mind we walked right into a gymnasium in Oakland and Andre Ward was hitting the bag! Virgil Hunter was there like ‘decide it up, decide it up!’ and Ward was like ‘I can’t knock it out, man!’ and he’s simply ripping this bag. I used to be like holy s*** [laughs]. That is wild.”