Dana White: Nate Diaz doesn't want to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

With the fight against Melendez scrapped, the UFC president says the younger Diaz brother has turned down a fight against Khabib as well.

Since making his promotional debut at UFC on FX 1, Khabib Nurmagomedov has gone undefeated in his five fights inside the Octagon. He's dispatched UFC regulars like Gleison Tibau and Thiago Tavares. Most recently he outworked Pat Healy to earn a unanimous decision victory.

Now, according to UFC president Dana White, it's getting hard to get the Dagestani fighter a match:

A fan suggested a fight between Stockton native and former contender Nate Diaz, but White says no one will fight "The Eagle."

Khabib had been slated to fight Gil Melendez as well. Reports came out last month that the fight was a go and the bout was featured on the UFC 170 poster revealed at the UFC 168 post-fight press conference. However, it came out shortly after that the fight had been scrapped. With only six weeks left before the event, it seems unlikely that the UFC will be able to book Nurmagomedov an opponent by February 22.

With Diaz and Melendez out, who do you think Khabib should fight next?

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