Nate Diaz insists he's been offered no fights this year despite Dana White's comments

Nate Diaz and Dana White's feud continued this week, with the American fighter insisting he'd been offered no fights by the UFC president this year.

Nate Diaz claimed the UFC were holding him "hostage" earlier this month, with the 37-year-old last appearing in the octagon over a year ago.

Since that loss to Leon Edwards, Diaz has been working towards making another final fight before he bows out of the UFC for good.

But while the California-born fighter listed his ideal candidates for a fight, he's now added that he has been given no offers from Dana White.

Diaz picked out Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya as his ideal opponents despite fighting in an entirely different weight class, and White since responded to his comments.

"When isn't Nate Diaz saying something crazy?" White said at the UFC Long Island post-fight press conference. "I've said this a million times and I'll say it again - we can't hold guys hostage. It's not possible.

"I owe you three fights a year. If I don't fight you three times a year, I have to pay you. How could I hold him hostage?"

After hearing White's response, Diaz took to Twitter to fight his own corner.

"Dana said Francis Ngannou was injured and couldn't fight right now," Diaz stated.

"[I don't know] why he was so confused in [the] interview. And in the last nine months [I've] been offered zero fights and I asked for five legitimate opponents.

"Thanks for the kind words. Can I go now?"

With Diaz clearly keen to return to the Octagon at some point this year, White could be pressured to find an opponent for him. But who that will be is yet to be decided.

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