Nate Diaz at UFC 141
Title shots don’t come along everyday so Nate Diaz will wait for his chance to fight for a world title.

Following a dominant finish over Jim Miller to cap off the UFC on Fox 3 card from New Jersey, Nate Diaz learned that he would indeed be offered a title shot against the winner of Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar.

The only problem is Henderson and Edgar won’t fight until sometime around September, which means Diaz would likely be on the shelf for the majority of the remainder of the year waiting to face the winner should he choose to sit out.

Well, waiting is exactly what he’ll do.

“I’m just going to wait it out and see what happens,” Diaz said after his win.

UFC President Dana White confirmed it as well by saying that Diaz would get the next crack at the belt, but would not have to fight again if he didn’t choose to, and it appears he will sit on the sidelines and await Henderson and Edgar to settle their rematch, then he’ll face the winner.

This also puts to rest earlier rumors that Diaz might instead opt to face former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis later this year and the winner of that fight would get the next shot at the UFC lightweight strap.

“He’s going to wait for the title shot,” White stated. “I said if he won if he wanted to fight Pettis, he could fight Pettis. If he wanted to wait, he could wait. He’s going to wait.”

When asked about his decision, Diaz didn’t waiver from his choice. The fact is he’s getting a title shot, and that’s what why he’s in this sport.

To become the best fighter in the world.

“I’m down for whatever, whatever they say, but that sounded great to me,” Diaz said about waiting for a title shot.

Diaz will now celebrate his latest win as he awaits the date for Benson Henderson to face Frankie Edgar, and then he’ll know exactly who he’ll square off with the UFC lightweight title on the line.

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