UFC lightweight Nate Diaz is only a few months removed from a title-shot and could easily earn a second go at gold with a handful of wins under his belt including success against Josh Thomson this weekend at UFC on FOX 7. However, it sounds like that isn’t a path Diaz is interested in walking down.
According to the 28-year old Californian, his future is at welterweight regardless of how he fares against Thomson, telling MMAJunkie…
“I don’t think there’s anything for me at the lightweight division. I already beat everyone at lightweight or I fought everyone already. The only person who beat me was Ben, and Gil’s going to handle him Saturday. I’m going to sit around and fight the guys all over again? Boring. There’s no motivation in that. I’d rather fight someone new.”
“So unless they have something really cool to offer (at lightweight) or a really cool fight that would interest me … yeah, I’m out.”
Diaz is 2-2 as a welterweight in the Octagon and has fared much better at 155 pounds.
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