Nate Diaz instructed Tyson Fury to compete as the newly promoted UFC heavyweight instead of Francis Ngannou.
Nate Diaz has instructed TYSON FURY to take on a former UFC heavyweight.
In the event that the unification match with Oleksandr Usyk cannot be finalized, the 34-year-old Gypsy King may be tempted to pursue another endeavor outside of boxing.
In addition, Francis Ngannou’s UFC contract having expired, a hybrid matchup against him appeared to be in the works.
However, Diaz, who recently started his own promotion called Real Fight Inc., now wants to see Fury fight another MMA superstar.
The 37-year-old Californian tweeted“Ben Rothwell vs. Tyson Fury,” a fist emoji, and the Real Fight Twitter handle are all that are included.
The 6ft 4ins, 120kg heavyweight Rothwell, 41, has competed on 17 UFC events and has won 39 of his 53 professional MMA matches.
In November 2021, Marcos Rogerio de Lima defeated him via first-round TKO.
But Diaz wants to see his fellow countryman, Fury, take on Fury.
Fans on Twitter, however, were utterly unimpressed by the idea and expressed it through a variety of memes and gifs.
Most supporters prefer that Fury fight Usyk, and if that cannot be accomplished, Ngannou.
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Ngannou appeared ready to consent to Fury’s peculiar rules for their potential fight, which included 4 oz gloves and Mike Tyson serving as the referee.
With all thе world titlеs at stakе, thе Usyk showdown would bе thе main еvеnt.
Although nеgotiations bеtwееn thе two sidеs arе still ongoing, thе match may instеad bе hеld on April 29 at Wеmblеy bеcausе Saudi Arabia is having troublе sеcuring thе hosting rights.