Six days earlier than the final bout on his UFC contract, fan favorite Nate Diaz introduced that he’s launching his personal struggle promotion.
Diaz is scheduled to face rising welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev in the primary occasion of UFC 279 this Saturday (10 September), in what marks the ultimate contest on the American’s UFC deal.
And final Sunday (4 September), Diaz revealed plans to launch an MMA, boxing and jiu-jitsu promotion.
In an Inside Fighting article that was retweeted by Diaz, it was reported that the promotion can be referred to as Real Fight Inc and have combatants from all around the world.
It is as but unknown when Real Fight Inc’s first card will happen, however Inside Fighting reported that the promotion “will draw from Nate’s reputation for ‘being real’ — no cheesy, farcical matchups.
“The promotion will feature real fights with real fighters who are serious, talented and motivated to become champions. Plus, Nate will personally sign off on all of the fighters who join the promotion to make sure they all fit the brand.”
Although Diaz’s UFC contract will expire following his conflict with Chimaev in Las Vegas, the 37-year-old may nonetheless compete in different promotions.
Diaz final fought in June 2021, struggling a choice defeat by Leon Edwards, who went on to win the UFC welterweight title final month.
Meanwhile, Chimaev final competed in April, profitable a brutal bout with former title challenger Gilbert Burns on factors, because the Russian-born Swede was made to look human for the primary time in his skilled blended martial arts profession.
Chimaev, 28, is 11-0 as a professional and gained his first 10 fights through stoppage – all within the first or second spherical. He remarkably absorbed only one vital strike throughout his first 4 UFC bouts.