Yesterday there was much fuss after one of Nate Diaz’ coaches tweeted about him being in fight camp.
The instagram in question was promptly deleted but here’s a screenshot:
Diaz’s strength and conditioning coach Jose Garcia sent out a post on Instagram on Tuesday which suggested the Stockton native had begun a new fight camp. It’s difficult to tell how serious this post should be taken considering it was swiftly deleted.
But now Ariel Helwani of The MMA Hour confirmed there’s talk of the match up between Nate Diaz and Woodley – current Welterweight champion.
This was the rabbit in the hat I eluded to yesterday on the show. No deal yet, I’m told. They are getting creative. Couple other ideas, too. Event is 6 weeks away and no main event. https://t.co/96XuOBHzll
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 15, 2017
This was in response to:
@arielhelwani Have you heard anything about the Nate Diaz vs Tyron Woodley at UFC 219 rumor? Can you confirm its validity?
— brian h (@mind_of_bh23) November 15, 2017
Meanwhile Woodley told flocombat:
“Don’t be surprised if you see me in the next couple days announce a fight,” Woodley told FloCombat. “It’s a sport about risk and reward. It’s a sport about becoming a legend. You look at guys that have stepped up on last minute and it changed their lives. I don’t think that I should be any different.
“There’s a lot of guys in my weight class that are talking, they’re chirping, everybody wants the title, everybody wants to fight me, everybody thinks they can beat me. People are talking because they think I can’t fight. They think I’m injured to the point where I can’t compete and I’m not going back and forth with them so that gives them more wings to keep flying.
“At the end of the day, none of the people in my division right now are the fight that are going to get me to legendary status,” he added. “Get me to the point where I’m a household name. I’m looking for that and I might have found that fight.”