Michael Bisping has opened up on why a potential fight between Nate Diaz and Vicente Luque makes sense. ‘The Count’ insinuated that a win over Vicente Luque would be another feather in the cap for Nate Diaz.
Alternatively, he believes a win over Diaz would catapult Luque into a UFC welterweight title fight. In a video posted to the official Michael Bisping YouTube channel, UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping praised both Nate Diaz and Vicente Luque. Bisping stated:
“Now, there is a potential fight on the docket, shall we say? Nate Diaz, Vicente Luque – Sign me the f**k up. I mean, that is a fight I want to see. It’s an absolutely huge fight. It all started when Nate Diaz went out there and he put out a tweet; something like, ‘Everyone’s scared. There’s no one here. There’s no one here.’ And then, Ali Abdelaziz, who manages Vicente Luque, he came back and was like, ‘Hold on. There’s Vicente there.’”
“So, anyway, now, apparently, them two might be on a collision course. And if you speak to Vicente Luque, he’s actually out there telling the media that he’s already training for Nate Diaz. So, I mean, we haven’t got a date or anything like that. But Vicente says he’s training for Nate Diaz. What a fight! And I’m gonna say, you know, for Vicente Luque, he’s won 10 out of the last 11. Does he need to fight Nate Diaz? Probably not, you know. But beating Nate Diaz and beating him in style would almost solidify that title fight.”
Michael Bisping also pointed out that there are a few other welterweights as well who are currently in the title picture. ‘The Count’ indicated that the winner of the rumored Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns matchup or Leon Edwards could fight reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman next.
Watch Michael Bisping address a possible Nate Diaz vs. Vicente Luque matchup in the video below:
Nate Diaz could try his hand at professional boxing in a ‘money fight’ against Jake Paul in 2022
MMA legend and longtime UFC megastar Nate Diaz has just one fight left on his current contract with the UFC. UFC president Dana White has purportedly offered Diaz rising star Khamzat Chimaev next. However, Diaz seemed uninterested in that matchup.
Nate Diaz has consistently maintained that he could return to the octagon very soon, likely this December. The consensus in the combat sports world is that Diaz might fight out his UFC contract and try his hand at boxing.
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Specifically, Nate Diaz could face YouTube superstar Jake Paul in a professional boxing match, in a fight many believe could be a huge box office success. Paul is scheduled to face Tommy Fury in a professional boxing match next month. For Diaz, his next UFC opponent and exact comeback date are yet to be officially revealed.