NATE DIAZ has been called out by UFC welterweight Warlley Alves – who has slammed the fan favourite for smoking weed.
Alves made a beeline for the younger Diaz brother moments after he handed Tunisia's Mounir Lazzez his first loss inside the octagon in the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 8 in Abu Dhabi.
He said: "Nate Diaz, fight with me. Because I prove winners don't use drugs… let's go, Nate Diaz. UFC, this happen."
Alves stopped the Lazzez hype train with a brutal first-round TKO, which came courtesy of three nasty body kicks and ground-and-pound.
The Brazilian was chuffed with his night's work, saying: "I feel happy. I worked a lot. This is my moment.
"This was my game plan, to throw kicks. I kicked him twice and he was hurt, so I kicked him again.
"He’s a sniper and snipers need distance. I fought him close. I’m back. That is all."
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Alves' wish to face Diaz is unlikely to be granted as UFC president Dana White recently revealed the promotion are working on a fight for the fan faourite.
White told The MacLife: “We’re working on a Nate Diaz fight right now, and it’s not Tony [Ferguson].
"But if we get it done, I think you’re gonna like it.”
He added: “It would put him in a really good position if he won the fight, and the guy who he could potentially be fighting, I think it’s a great fight for him, too.”
White's revealing of a fight being in the works for Diaz came a fortnight after he admitted he wasn't hopeful of the Stockton slugger returning this year.
He told Laura Sanko: “I hope (he fights this year). I hope so. I’d like to see him fight. I’m not counting on it, but I’d like to see him fight.”
Diaz, 35, hasn't fought since his third-round TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal in November 2019, a defeat which saw him miss out on the BMF title.
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