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Nick Diaz wants Alex Pereira or Israel Adesanya in next UFC fight

Nick Diaz, 39, has not had a win inside the UFC octagon since his unanimous decision victory over BJ Penn in 2011.

Fast-forward almost 12-years later, despite his inactivity and lack of wins, Diaz is clambering for a fight against current UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira or former champion Israel Adesanya.

Diaz, a former Strikeforce and WEC champion Diaz last fought in September 2021 when he rematched Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. That fight was stopped in the third round, and Lawler’s hand was raised victoriously.

The Stockton Bad Boy with a pro record of 26-10, was in attendance for this past Saturday’s UFC 285 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It was there that Diaz told Inside Fighting that he wanted to fight soon, and even called for a shot against the two top 185-pounders in the world.

“I’m asking to fight as soon as possible,” Diaz told Inside Fighting. “Not Jon Jones though… yeah, something like that (Israel Adesanya or Alex Pereira). I always want to fight the best.”

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