NATE DIAZ is wanted by the Professional Fighters League as he enters his final UFC fight.

The American superstar wants out of the UFC and refused to sign a new deal as he looks for the exit door.

Nate Diaz is entering the final fight on his UFC dealGetty

But he has to first honour the last bout on his current deal, against unbeaten welterweight Khamzat Chimaev, 28, on September 10.

When Diaz, 37, does become a free agent, Pete Murray, the CEO of MMA league PFL, will be on hand to temp to fight veteran their way.

Murray said on the MMA Hour: “What I can tell you is we’re in all the conversations when fighters go into free agency.

“Now we’re a global brand and we’re trusted. Earlier days when we first started out, it was challenging.

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“It’s OK, you’ve got to build trust, you’ve got to prove yourself, you’ve got to execute.

“And we have proven that we have a model that works and we’re built for the long time.

“And now it’s an alternative for fighters not only on the come up but established fighters who are ranked in the top, the top five, the top three and No1.

“We’re here to stay, we’re here to play and compete. And not only are we going to develop our own talent through our system, we’ll certainly continue to sign major fighters.”


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The PFL consists of a two-bout regular season, where points are earned per method of victory.

Then, the top four in each weight division progresses through to a semis and final format, with eventual victors winning a $1m prize cheque.

The likes of former UFC stars Anthony Pettis, 35, and Rory MacDonald, 33, are among those currently in PFL’s stable.

And Murray said they will “absolutely” look to talk to Diaz once becoming a free agent, even if the price tag will be higher.

He continued: “We have capital, we have wherewithal.

“And we’re not a regional player, we’re a global player. And now we’re investing in the future.”

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