Diaz and No. 4-ranked welterweight Vicente Luque have both shown interest in fighting each other, and it appears that it’s inevitable the two will clash inside the Octagon. But according to Diaz, he still hasn’t received a contract to fight “The Silent Assassin,” prompting the UFC veteran to take to Twitter and question why.
“I ain’t got a contract,” Diaz tweeted on Thursday. “It must be something wrong wit luque.”
See Diaz’s tweet below:
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Luque Recently Said He’s Waiting for a Contract From the UFC, Says Diaz Fight ‘Makes Sense’
Earlier this month, Luque confirmed to MMA Junkie’s John Morgan that he was still waiting to receive a contract from the promotion to battle Diaz.
“When two guys want to fight, you know you got to make them fight,” Luque said. “What else can you do about it? I think that the UFC, they’ve got to figure some things out. I talked to my manager Ali and I let him know that I really want this fight.
“I’ll be ready November, December, whenever they want to make it, I’m going to be ready. And we’re trying to make it happen. I know Nate wants it as well. He’s looking forward to fighting in December. So I think it makes sense whenever he wants to have it, I’m going to be in. I’m going to stay ready and if it makes sense for the UFC, I think it does because it’s a big fight.
“I might not be that trash talker, but I can fight. I can go in there and put on a show. The fans are going to want to watch this fight, whenever I’m matched with somebody they’re going to watch it. And matched with a guy like Diaz, I think that’s even better. So yeah, I think it makes sense.”
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Luque Is on a 4-Fight Winning Streak, Diaz Is 0-2 in His Last 2 Bouts
The Silent Assassin has firmly established himself in the top five of the UFC’s stacked welterweight division. He is 10-1 in his last 11 fights and is currently riding a four-fight win streak. During this 11-fight stretch, the Brazilian finished nine of his opponents, taking out the likes of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Michael Chiesa and Niko Price twice.
Luque has a professional MMA record of 21-7.
On the other end, Diaz is 0-2 in his last two fights. Diaz made his return to the Octagon earlier this year, dropping a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards in June 2019 at UFC 263. Prior to that, Diaz lost to Jorge Masvidal when they competed for the promotion’s “BMF” title in November 2019 at UFC 244.
Diaz has a professional MMA record of 20-13.