Following what was likely to be the last fight of Nate Diaz with the UFC, Mike “Platinum” Perry called out his former UFC colleague for a bare-knuckle boxing bout.
After almost 15 years with the UFC, Nate Diaz is set to not renew his contract with the biggest MMA organization following his last fight against Tony Ferguson in the main event of the UFC 279. Diaz went out in style as he beat Tony Ferguson via submission in the 4th round of the fight.
In the aftermath of the fight, the younger of the Diaz brothers thanked the UFC and said he will be moving on to the next chapter of his life, which is to get to the top of another combat sport. “All I know is it’s been a love-hate relationship with UFC for as long as I’ve been in this company,” Diaz said. “But I love UFC. I want to get out of the UFC for a minute and show all these UFC fighters how to take over and own up another sport.”
With this announcement, many big names in the combat sports world started to call out the 37-year-old Stockton-born. One of them is Mike Perry, the former UFC welterweight. Perry has fought in the same weight class as Nate. And in an Instagram live, The Platinum called out his former colleague. “Nate, where you at dog? Let’s fire up,” he said. Later, in a tweet, he followed up on the call-out and the potential fight. “Now is my time to make noise. I have no excuses so I’m calling out all the best fights the fans can be interested in.”
Both Diaz and Perry are known to put on exciting fights every time they get in the cage or a ring. Fans will be ecstatic to see such a fight take place.
Now is my time to make noise. I have no excuses so I’m calling out all the best fights the fans can be interested in. I want to make waves. Been fighting my whole life and I always will no matter what. https://t.co/o5JZ1pCJdf
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 15, 2022