Nate Diaz Calls Out Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson After Leaving UFC

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Nate Diaz has claimed he will face Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson “alone” after the UFC icon left the promotion this month.

Diaz waived his UFC contract by taking on Tony Ferguson, a last-minute replacement for Khamzat Chimaev, in the main event of UFC 279 on September 10.

American Diaz has submitted his compatriot in the fourth round to exit the UFC with a win, saying in his post-fight interview: “I want out [of] the UFC for a minute and show all these other fighters how to own another sport. Then I’ll be right here again to get a motherf*****g UFC title.

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Leading up to UFC 279, Diaz revealed plans to launch his own fight promotion, and the 37-year-old took to Twitter Wednesday (September 21) to make an unusual appeal, as he portrays Hollywood actor and former WWE star Johnson. .

“I’m [sic] going to fight the rock alone. otherwise i’m good [sic]’ tweeted Diaz.

Prior to UFC 279, Diaz had waited a long time for the promotion to stage one last fight for him and had repeatedly asked to be released from the UFC.

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Dwayne Johnson presented the ‘BMF’ title to Jorge Masvidal when welterweight defeated Diaz in 2019 (Getty Images)

After trading wins with former UFC champion Conor McGregor in 2016, Diaz fought just four times — including his clash with Ferguson — to finalize his deal with the company.

Many fans have been calling for a trilogy fight between Diaz and McGregor over the past six years, though it’s unclear how the fight would come to fruition without Diaz returning to the UFC.

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