As he searches for an opponent for his second Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) debut, Diego Sanchez has called out Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz.
Before making his BKFC debut, the former lightweight championship contender of the UFC said the following to MiddleEasy’s Mike Owens: “Another legend battle is what we’re after. I wanted to see Nate Diaz or Nick Diaz fights for this reason. It would be an entertaining rematch since I defeated Nick Diaz in the UFC. Come on, everyone, it’s a good plot. I would also like to fight Nate Diaz if he ever accepted the challenge.”
“With Floyd Mayweather or Jake Paul, he hopes to make a lucrative bout. He only wants to make money. In that, I admire him. We’re all out to earn money, and that’s why I want to compete against Nick Diaz since he has a sizable fan base and the Nick Diaz army, which will help us grow the business.”
Since Nick Diaz is still under contract with the UFC, a matchup with Diego Sanchez seems improbable at this moment. Nate, his younger brother, is currently a free agent after finishing up his contract with the UFC last year, which makes a matchup with Sanchez likely.
In Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC organisation, Sanchez’s final professional fight ended in a unanimous decision loss to fellow former UFC champion Kevin Lee. On February 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, the co-main event of KnuckleMania 3 will feature the TUF champion competing against Austin Trout.
Nate Diaz on BKFC and PFL’s radar
In the free agent market for combat sports, Nate Diaz is one of the most sought-after fighters. David Feldman, a resident of BKFC, had expressed interest in signing the former UFC lightweight championship contender on the show for his organisation.
Diaz would be “a wonderful fit,” according to Feldman, for the bare knuckle boxing promotion.
For quite some time, a battle between Diaz and boxer-turned-YouTuber Jake Paul has been suggested. This meeting seems even more possible given that Paul has joined with the PFL. The Stockton native was to face off in both a boxing match and an MMA fight, according to “The Problem Child.”