Dana White recently responded to the news that Nate Diaz was launching his own MMA promotion, Real Flett Inc. According to White, being a wrestler is not as easy as it seems.
However, the UFC boss is happy to see more people getting into the promotion’s business because it means more talent for the UFC’s gateway to the Dana Whites Contender Series (DWCS). Diaz will retire his current UFC contract next Saturday when he faces Kamzat Chimev at UFC 279.
White sent the Stockton native his best wishes for his future career, either fighting in another MMA promotion or starting his own. The UFC boss had this to say during a recent DWCS press conference:
“Listen, it’s not as easy as it sounds, a lot of people have tried, but the more people that get into this sport, the more talent there is… And I hope I can go every Tuesday 52 weeks a year. And make a streak. So, like I said, Nate Diaz. I love you. [Laughs] I haven’t seen the ESPN interview yet. But I wish him nothing but the best in everything he does. If he goes and wrestles in another promotion or starts another promotion or whatever. I wish him the best.”
Check out White’s appearance in the DWCS 53 press below:
Nate Diaz’s fight against Kamzat Chimev is the first Real Flight Inc event.
Nate Diaz recently launched his own MMA promotion, Real Fight Inc. The promotion wants ‘real ninjas, real fighters’, making Diaz’s name a reality.
The Stockton native said his upcoming fight against Kamzat Chimev will be his first Real Fight Inc event. Explaining the claim, the UFC stated that their fighter ‘Borz’ was pushing against him. In an interview with Inside Fighting, the 37-year-old said:
“I’m here for this fight brought to you by Real Fight Inc. because the UFC is clearly pushing their fighter against me and not with me. So we’ve got this first Real Fight Inc event right now.”
Watch Diaz’s interview with Infighting below:
In a later interview with ESPN MMA, Diaz doubled down on his claim, clarifying that he never wanted to fight Chimev in the first place.