Nate Diaz earned the status as #1 contender in the UFC‘s lightweight division with a win over Jim Miller in May. Despite the amount of time involved, UFC President Dana White has confirmed Diaz is still set to face the winner of Benson Henderson-Frankie Edgar who collide for Henderson’s title tonight at UFC 150 in Denver.
Based on Edgar having received an immediate rematch with Henderson after losing his belt this past February, some felt a possible third match between Henderson and Edgar could be signed if “Smooth” was defeated in a tight contest. White made sure to put those rumors to bed during a recent interview on Fuel TV.
“Yes, Nate Diaz will fight the winner,” White said.
Diaz has won three consecutive fights since moving down to lightweight from welterweight. He is 16-7 overall and 5-2 since 2010.
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