Dana White confirms next Lightweight title shot for Nate Diaz

UFC president Dana White confirmed at the UFC on FOX 3 post-event press conference that Diaz earned a shot at the 155-pound title with his win over Jim Miller.

While there were reports that Anthony Pettis might still stand in Diaz’s path to a title shot, White said Diaz was offered and agreed to stay on the sidelines until he can face the winner of Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II, which takes place later this year.

“I’m just going to wait it out and see what happens,” Diaz said at the press conference.

White first promised Diaz a title shot during a conference call this past Wednesday. However at a pre-event press conference the following day, he put a little doubt on the potential when he admitted he didn’t realize how long of a layoff that would mean for Diaz, with Henderson and Edgar tentatively scheduled to fight in August.

“I’m down for whatever,” Diaz said. “Whatever they say, but [waiting] sounds great to me.”

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