Nate Diaz is ready to expand his role in the world of combat sports.
One of the most popular figures in the UFC, Diaz today revealed plans to launch a new promotion that “will focus on promoting combat sports programming, particularly boxing, MMA and jiu. -Brazilian Jitsu”, under the name of Real Fight, Inc.
According to an official statement from Team Diaz, “The new venture has no bearing on his status as a fighter, where he will continue to be very active. Real Fight, Inc. is his expansion into the business side of the sport where he is essential for nearly 20 years.
“The best fighters in the world are not who they tell you,” Diaz told MMA Underground. “These are the real fighters who know how to put on a show, and that’s what we’re going to do – in MMA, in boxing, in jiu-jitsu. All of that.”
Diaz’s rep Zach Rosenfield said the new promotion intends to file for an initial promoter’s license in California, where “The Ultimate Fighter 5” winner and older brother, MMA superstar Nick Diaz, have proudly represented throughout their legendary career.
“Real Fight, Inc. is the next step for Nate in expanding his business presence, both in and out of the combat sports world,” Rosenfield said. “He’s always had a clear vision of who he is as a fighter, which will immediately carry over to the new promotion.”
Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) has been a mainstay on the UFC roster for the past 15 years, perhaps most famously being the first man to give the former champion the UFC in two divisions Conor McGregor a loss in the famous promotion. Octagon. Diaz, 37, is expected to headline Saturday’s UFC 279 event in Las Vegas against rising undefeated contender Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) at T-Mobile Arena.
Diaz openly discussed his desire to pursue options outside the organization after the fight, although UFC president Dana White also said the Stockton native would be worthy of a welterweight title. if he beat Chimaev.
Regardless of what comes next, Diaz’s team insists he will continue to compete in the future, although Real Fight Inc. will also become a primary focus for him.
“The promotion will seek to attract fighters from around the world, whether they are up-and-coming prospects or household names that fit the ‘Real Ninjas’ brand. Real fighters. Real shit,'” a statement read.
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