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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) are planning to make an 'aggressive' move to sign Nate Diaz following the expiration of his UFC contract.
The 37-year-old is a free agent after seeing out the final fight on his UFC deal by beating Tony Ferguson in the main-event of UFC 279 last weekend.
He hinted at a move into boxing, with Jake Paul touted as a potential opponent following their exchanges.
But Diaz is also wanted by BKFC as president David Feldman has laid out his ambitious plans to lure him to his promotion.
Feldman claims the Stockton star is on his radar and plans to make an 'aggressive' move to sign the sough-after free agent.
What's more, he has an opponent in mind in the shape of former UFC veteran Mike Perry.
Speaking to The Bare Knuckle Show via Bloody Elbow, he revealed: "I can’t tell you whether he’s coming or not, but I can tell you that we want him here at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
"And we’re gonna do everything that we can do to get him here at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
"Nate Diaz is absolutely on the radar. He’s not just on the radar, we’re aggressively gonna make a move for him right now.
"I know he has something else that he’s working on right now, but I have a feeling after having a talk with the partners and the guys at Triller that we’re gonna be able to make a really viable attempt. We’re going for this, absolutely.
"We have to respect the UFC’s window that they have to re-sign him and everything. But we’re going for him. A hundred percent, we’re going for Nate Diaz."
On Diaz vs. Perry, Feldman added: "I think that the fans would absolutely love to see both of the same personalities, just guys that keep fighting... Nate Diaz vs. Mike Perry would be a fan’s dream fight. I think the fans would love to see that.
"I would pay to see that fight, easily. That would be an amazing fight. If we could do something like that, that would be great."
Perry, who made his BKFC debut in February, is 2-0 in the promotion and last fought in August when he narrowly outpointed Michael 'Venom' Page in London.