Eddie Alvarez Rips Nate Diaz After He Reportedly Shoots Down Potential Fight

Eddie Alvarez is not happy to hear that Nate Diaz has no interest in fighting him.

Eddie Alvarez wanted to welcome Nate Diaz back to the UFC but it appears the Stockton, Calif. bad boy has no interest in that particular matchup.

Diaz hinted at his return to fighting earlier this week with an expletive filled Instagram post where he teased coming back to the UFC around May or June. Sources close to Diaz’s camp confirmed that the former “Ultimate Fighter” winner was indeed looking to book his first fight since losing to Conor McGregor by majority decision in August 2016.

Just after Diaz dropped the news that he was contemplating a return to action, several top ranked lightweight fighters attempted to call him out for a fight including the former lightweight champion who is fresh off his knockout win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 218 this past December.

Well according to Alvarez he heard from one of Diaz’s friends that it’s not a matchup he’s interested in taking.

“FYI Nate Diaz had a common friend text me a message he sent saying he ain’t trying to fight me because I lost to Conor and he beat Conor on some MMA math s–t,” Alvarez stated. “I was as shocked as you are right now. You forget [Rafael dos Anjos] rag dolled you”

Alvarez lost to McGregor at UFC 205 in November 2016 in the fight that cost him the lightweight championship. The bout took place just a few months after McGregor defeated Diaz at UFC 202.

Diaz hasn’t made any kind of public comment regarding the kind of opponent he’d like to face when he returns to action but Alvarez seems to believe that he’s already off the list.

UFC president Dana White stated just after Diaz hinted at his return that he would call him on the same day and offer him an opponent.

As of yet, no announcement has been made regarding Diaz’s first fight back since 2016.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.