Nate Diaz did not shy away from poking fun at UFC’s new recruit Michael Chandler. The former two-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler registered an obliterating knockout win over top-lightweight contender Dan Hooker in the co-main event of UFC 257. Diaz appeared alongside Ariel Helwani of ESPN and shared his views on Michael Chandler.
“I don’t really know much about him. He is new and kind of goofy.”
“He’s cool, he’s doing his thing. What did he do? He did like some WWE at the end of his fight.”
Michael Chandler called out the likes of Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Khabib Nurmagomedov in one of the most fierce and dramatic call-outs in the history of the UFC.
“Conor McGregor, surprise surprise. There is a new king in the lightweight division. Dustin Poirier, your time is coming and Khabib, if you ever do see fit, to grace us with your presence back here in the Octagon in your quest for 30-0. You got to beat somebody, so beat me.” Chandler said in the post-fight interview.
Earlier, Diaz had expressed his interest in fighting Dan Hooker. However, after the New Zeland fighter suffered a first-round TKO loss over Chandler, it remains unlikely that the match-up will take place. Be that as it may, there’s still a likely possibility of Diaz taking on Hooker at some point in the future.
Nate Diaz vs Michael Chandler is bound to happen
Michael Chandler has taken several shots at Nate Diaz. UFC’s new recruit made a statement in his debut inside the UFC Octagon with a scintillating win over Hooker this past month.
Needless to say, Chandler is right at the top to contest for the UFC’s lightweight championship. It was revealed that UFC offered Oliveira a potential match-up against Michael Chandler for UFC 258. However, the offer was rejected by Charles Oliveira and the team.
Should Chandler think of making a jump to the welterweight division for a possible money fight against Chandler, there’s every reason to believe that it’s going to be a huge money-fight involving two of the greatest mixed martial artist in the world.
As things stand today, while Diaz is looking for a possible return to the UFC Octagon, he still doesn’t have an official opponent to make his comeback. Diaz was last seen inside the Octagon back in October of 2019 against Jorge Masvidal for the symbolic BMF championship.