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What’s Next For Nate Diaz, Carlos Condit, Raphael Assuncao?

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During a recent episode of “UFC Tonight,” insider Ariel Helwani provided updates on what could be next for several UFC fighters.

Helwani on a Nate Diaz update

“According to sources close to Nate Diaz, they’re zeroing in on Eddie Alvarez next. Eddie wants the title shot and is waiting to see what happens on March 5th between Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor before he does anything.”

Helwani on Carlos Condit’s next fight

“He met with the UFC last week and he’s in a holding pattern right now. He wants a rematch with Lawler, but Conor McGregor may move up to 170 if he wins in March. Also, if GSP comes back, he might get the title fight next. Carlos says he wants a title shot and might sit on the sidelines if he doesn’t get it.”

Helwani on Chris Weidman changing his training

“He’s gearing up for a rematch with Luke Rockhold now. He’s switched his camp up a little and is working with striking coach Mark Henry, who works with Frankie Edgar, Edson Barboza and others. He’s a New Jersey guy. So far, Chris is liking what Mark Henry is bringing to the table.”

Helwani on Raphael Assuncao’s return

“He’s finally healthy. He thinks he should be the guy to fight for the bantamweight belt next. Urijah Faber has fought for it, as has Dillashaw, who Assuncao beat. He believes he’s next for the title shot vs. Dominick Cruz.”

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