It looks like Nate Diaz is following in the footsteps if his rival Conor McGregor.
Diaz is in the process of applying for a professional boxing license in Nevada.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed to ESPN.com that it has been in contact with Diaz’s representatives for several weeks and that Diaz is currently in the process of filing the necessary paperwork.
Diaz received a fine from the Nevada Athletic commission following his actions during a UFC 202 news conference with Conor McGregor last August, however, Diaz has not paid the fine per NSAC executive director Bob Bennett
“Nate paid his fine and has requested a boxing license,” Bennett said. “Upon his submission of the required licensing information, we expect to approve his license as of this date.
“We welcome Nate and his older brother, Nick, to fight in Las Vegas, whether it’s with the UFC or a boxing promoter.”
Diaz follows McGregor is becoming the second UFC fighter to obtain a boxing licence. In November 2016, McGregor received a professional boxing license in the state of California following rumours of a potential super fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Diaz submitted McGregor in March, before suffering a five-round majority-decision loss in the rematch to the Irishman.