Nate Diaz Back To Welterweight

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Regardless of the outcome of Nate Diaz’s bout with Josh Thomson this weekend, one thing for sure is that he will no longer be competing as a lightweight. Nate recently announced that after this fight, he would be going back to welterweight.

Nate spoke with mmajunkie.com about his change in division.

“I don’t think there’s anything for me at the lightweight division. I already beat everyone at lightweight or I fought everyone already. The only person who beat me was Ben, and Gil’s going to handle him Saturday. I’m going to sit around and fight the guys all over again? Boring. There’s no motivation in that. I’d rather fight someone new.”

Diaz previously fought in the welterweight division from 2010 to 2011. He was able to score wins over Rory Markham and Marcus Davis; Losing only to perennial contenders like Dong Hyum Kim and Rory MacDonald.

Let’s see if he can have an even greater level of success in welterweight than he has had in lightweight.

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  • Evan Stoumbelis

    Good! Nate looked much too thin against Bendo, and yes he’s a thin lanky guy (much like myself) but he’s also pretty tall. Fighting at 170 will be better for him. He’s got some of the best boxing in the UFC.