Alert: Possible title shot for Nate Diaz

UFC president Dana White said there’s a potential he may grant two title shots following Saturday’s UFC on FOX™ 3 event, but he might not grant any.

While main-card bouts of Nate Diaz (15-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) vs. Jim Miller (21-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) vs. Josh Koscheck (17-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) have been discussed as de facto No. 1 contender fights, White today said that’s not exactly true.

Similar to the UFC on FOX™ 2 meeting between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis, White said Saturday’s two headlining fights each have title implications – just not necessarily for the fighters on both sides of the octagon.

“We’re in one of those situations we were in before with Davis and Evans.” White told Sergio Non of “USA Today.” “Should Diaz win, Diaz is definitely getting the title shot. Should Miller win, Miller’s probably going to be a fight or two away.”

White confirmed the co-feature contestants find themselves in a similar situation with Hendricks bidding for a shot at the belt but onetime title challenger Koscheck not quite yet in the championship picture.

UFC on FOX™ 3 takes place Saturday at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The evening’s main card airs on FOX™.


by staff


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