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UFC insurgent Nate Diaz referred to as out by Dan Hooker as he awaits rematch with BMF champion Jorge Masvidal


Dan Hooker desires to struggle Nate Diaz at both light-weight or welterweight whereas he waits for a rematch with BMF champion Jorge Masvidal.

The New Zealander, who sits comfortably at No.four within the 155lbs rankings, final fought in June when he misplaced a razor-thin choice to Dustin Poirier in a struggle seen by many as one of the best of 2020.

Diaz, who has not fought since that defeat to Masvidal in New York final November at UFC 244, was extraordinarily complimentary of Hooker on Twitter and celebrated his first-round knockout of Gilbert Burns from UFC 226.

Hooker wants to take on Diaz at lightweight or welterweight

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Hooker desires to tackle Diaz at light-weight or welterweight

That video caught the eye of Hooker’s good buddy and reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya who replied: “That’s an excellent ass struggle!”

Then, on Friday night, Diaz responded to ‘Stylebender‘ and declared Hooker to be the “primary welterweight proper now”.

The Stockton-native was clearly hoping to get below the pores and skin of Burns, who was set to struggle welterweight champion Kamaru Usman twice this 12 months – however each fights have fallen off.

Though the Brazilian responded in type, it was the response of the ‘Hangman’ which actually garnered followers’ consideration. Hooker merely wrote again to Diaz, ‘so 55 or 70?’

Diaz has not fought since November last year when he was stopped at UFC 244

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Diaz has not fought since November final 12 months when he was stopped at UFC 244

‘The Hangman’ defeated No.1 welterweight contender Gilbert Burns at UFC 226

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‘The Hangman’ defeated No.1 welterweight contender Gilbert Burns at UFC 226

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Reviews final month emerged suggesting the 35-year-old may go right into a rematch with Masvidal, but former two-weight world champion Daniel Cormier advised ‘Gamebred’ to as an alternative face bitter rival Colby Covington.

Cormier advised ESPN’s DC & Helwani: “Do Masvidal vs Covington. Perhaps Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards.

“If Diaz desires to struggle, give him a struggle.”

He added: “I’m simply saying, you’re keen on the storylines. There’s no greater story proper now than Masvidal vs Covington.”





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