Nate Diaz may not hold the most impressive streak in the division, but he does bring something to a title shot that most other fighters do not. Interest. Love or hate the Diaz brothers, they bring a brash personality that generates interest. Middle finger flicking, unsportsmanlike taunting, and the power to put a clinic on any opponent – it’s hard to deny yourself a Diaz bout. According to UFC President Dana White, Jim Miller may not be ready for a title shot with a win over Diaz, However the ‘Stockton Strangler‘ is a win away from the ever elusive lightweight title fight.
“If Diaz wins, he gets a title shot; if Miller wins, he is probably still a fight or two away,said White”
White used the example of the recent match between Phil Davis and Rashad Evans. The organization made it clear before hand that should Davis had won, he’d probably require another fight or two before receiving the title shot.
Nate has been on the path of a title shot for some time, starting his UFC career in 2007. The young TUF season five winner made a splash in his UFC debut with five straight victories before dropping back-to-back losses to Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson. Since then the younger brother has went 5-3 in his performances, testing out welterweight and making a much improved return. Diaz put on a full beatdown of a fellow shinning lightweight in Donald Cerrone as he broke the Compustrike record for most landed strikes in history.
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