Nate Diaz called out by Warelly Alves, who slams fan favourite for smoking weed in shock UFC Fight Island call out

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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