Diaz, 34, has not fought in almost two years when he lost a majority decision to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016. He did have a bout lined up with Dustin Poirier at UFC 230, but Poirier had to pull out with an injury.
If u can’t make it to war u lose the war
U ain’t bout this life…
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 15, 2018
Meanwhile, Pettis, 32, is currently enjoying the momentum of an impressive stoppage of Stephen Thompson in his last bout. But at UFC 241, he will be fighting at 170 pounds in the octagon for the first time.
— UFC (@ufc) March 20, 2019
UFC 241 is scheduled for Aug. 17 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Current bouts include
Daniel Cormier (22-1-0, 1NC) vs. Stipe Miocic (18-3-0)
Anthony Pettis (22-8-0) vs. Nate Diaz (20-11-0)
Yoel Romero (13-3-0) vs. Paulo Costa (12-0-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.