UFC President Dana White spoke to the UFC Unfiltered podcast about a potential fight between Nate Diaz and GSP for UFC 227 in Los Angeles, August 4th.
Nate Diaz (19-11) has been out of action since his last fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 202 last August. Diaz lost the rematch to McGregor via majority decision, having won the first bout via near naked choke.
Georges St-Pierre (26-2) is coming off a submission win over former Champion Michael Bisping in his return to the octagon. GSP had been away from the sport for four years, leaving as a Welterweight Champion and returning to win the UFC Middleweight title which he has since vacated.
Both Diaz brothers are cleared to fight but the UFC have not been able to come to an agreement with either fighter.
“I need to give them three fights a year,” Dana White told the UFC unfiltered podcast. “If I fail to give them three fights a year then I have to pay them. I’ve honored my contract with those guys, they keep turning down the fights which extends their contracts. But we are working right now to try put together a Georges St-Pierre versus Nate Diaz fight.”
Dana White is looking to add GSP vs Diaz to UFC 227 as the co-main event, currently headlined by T.J Dillashaw vs Cody Garbrandt 2. The fight will be at Lightweight, a first for GSP. Also in the works is a Light Heavyweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Alexander Gustafsson, also to be added to the same event.