Tuesday, April 23

Nate Diaz Drops Hints of UFC 306 Return at The Sphere

Highlights

  • Nate Diaz sets sights on UFC Noche at The Sphere, eager to feature in September’s historic card.
  • Dana White promises greatest live event at The Sphere for Mexican Independence Day celebration.
  • Excitement builds for UFC 306 with potential return of Diaz and McGregor, but match-ups await confirmation.



Nate Diaz, following the announcement of UFC 306’s venue at the Las Vegas Sphere, aims to feature on this historic card. Having fulfilled his contract with a submission victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 in September 2022, Diaz briefly ventured into boxing.

While rumors tied him to a potential bout with Jorge Masvidal, no official confirmation has surfaced. Although fans initially speculated Diaz’s presence at UFC 300 on April 13, his attention has now shifted towards the upcoming Noche UFC event.

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Nate Diaz Sets His Sights On UFC Noche At The Sphere

UFC CEO Dana White Has Hyped Up The Upcoming Card


Following the triumph of last year’s Noche UFC event, Dana White pledged to establish an annual tradition to commemorate Mexican Independence Day. The inaugural edition witnessed Alexa Grasso controversially retaining her flyweight title in a highly anticipated rematch against Valentina Shevchenko which ended in a draw.

With Diaz’s impending return, the UFC’s debut at The Sphere promises excitement. Nate Diaz took to social media to express his eagerness to step back into the octagon and secure a spot on the UFC 306 card in September, bluntly stating, “I’ll be here, f*** 300.”

White aims for the Sphere event to rival the biggest in UFC history, hinting at the potential return of Conor McGregor, absent from competition since fracturing his leg in a July 2021 defeat to Dustin Poirier. Diaz, also a massive draw, could serve as a fitting headliner.

However, White has dismissed speculations regarding McGregor’s imminent comeback. The Sphere, a cutting-edge entertainment and music venue in Las Vegas, garnered widespread acclaim upon its opening last year.


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Dana White Promises UFC Noche At The Sphere Will Be The Greatest Live Event

White Said It Will Be A Love Letter To Fight Fans

The UFC president ignited excitement among fans for the upcoming mid-September card, set to commemorate Mexican Independence Day, urging fans to anticipate an electrifying event. “I’m going to put on the greatest live event anybody’s ever seen and it’s going to be this huge love letter to all of combat and combat sports throughout the history of Mexico,” White told The Pat McAfee Show.

White refrained from confirming specific matchups for the September 2024 event but assured fans of an abundance of talented Mexican fighters gracing the card. Notably, fighters like Nate Diaz, with Mexican heritage, promise to add excitement to the lineup.


Following the success of Noche UFC last year, where several Mexican fighters emerged victorious, including Grasso, her inclusion at The Sphere seems likely.

White teased that it will be “the craziest show anybody’s ever seen,” hinting at the UFC’s plans to leverage the venue’s immersive technological capabilities. “What we’re going to pull off there will never be done again,” he asserted.

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