NATE DIAZ teased he will leave the UFC for a lucrative fight with Jake Paul if the company doesn't book him a bout this summer.
Diaz hasn't competed in the Octagon since June 2021 and has handed Dana White an ultimatum stating he will demand his release unless he fights in July or August.
The 37-year-old applied extra pressure by hinting he has the option of going after a mega-money deal with Paul as he added he has "bigger s*** to do".
The American fighter took to Twitter and issued that statement along with a clip of Paul knocking fellow MMA hero Tyron Woodley out.
Diaz tweeted: "UFC release now please or give me fight with anyone in July or August."
"I have bigger s*** to do."
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But Paul also has big plans of his own as he agreed to fight boxing legend Mike Tyson before the end of the year.
Tyson laid down the gauntlet by declaring on Jimmy Kimmel that a fight could happen, but it would have to be by the end of 2022.
Paul said: "Thank you to the great Mike Tyson for the respect and opportunity. This year we are making it happen."
Diaz has a record of 20 wins and 13 losses in 33 matches throughout his UFC career.
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He has beaten some of the sport's biggest names, such as Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone, along the way.
Diaz hasn't competed since his loss to Leon Edwards via unanimous decision at UFC 263 last year.
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