Nate Diaz could be returning to the Octagon in 2021 if everything goes according to plan.
UFC president Dana White said Wednesday the promotion is in the process of booking a fight involving Diaz. White did not reveal the 35-year-old's potential opponent - nor a timeframe for the contest - but he did say it would take place in the lightweight division.
"We're working on a Nate Diaz fight right now," White told The Mac Life's Oscar Willis.
"It would put him in a really good position if he won the fight," White added. "And the guy who he could potentially be fighting, I think it's a great fight for him, too."
Diaz, one of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts, hasn't competed since a TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal in November 2019. The Stockton native is 1-2 in his past three outings, including a dominant win over Anthony Pettis two years ago and a razor-thin loss to Conor McGregor in 2016.