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Former MMA Star Asks To Be Released From The UFC

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: A detailed view of the UFC Championship belt prior to the UFC on Fox: Velasquez v Dos Santos - Press Conference at W Hollywood on September 20, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

With just one fight left on his contract, Nate Diaz is asking for his release from the UFC.

On Saturday, Diaz took to Twitter, tagging Dana White and the Ultimate Fighting Championship and asking to be let out of the company.

"I would like to request to be released from the [UFC]," the 36-year-old said. "I apologize for asking online but u don’t give me a fight asap I got [expletive] to do."

Nate Diaz has been looking for a fight; pushing for a trilogy with Conor McGregor and expressing his frustrations with the UFC and its fighters for not being able to land a bout. "I'll fight Conor [McGregor's] dumb [expletive] right now," Diaz tweeted Wednesday. Later saying, "Been tryin to fight for 7 months," mentioning the UFC. "LFG."

"Ps, All u UFC fighters need to stop gettin arrested for stupid [expletive] ur acting like animals irresponsible lil kids get ur [expletive] together. Drive safe please and act right [expletive].

Diaz's last fight came against Leon Edwards back in June of 2021. He lost by decision Round 5, dropping his career record to 21-13.

The MMA veteran is never one to duck a fight though. And his tweets about asking to leave the UFC appear to come more from a place of exasperation due to not getting into the octagon in nearly nine months.