“Real fighter” – Nate Diaz praises Claressa Shields after loss


Nate Diaz took to Twitter to laud Claressa Shields after her loss at PFL 10

Boxing champion and mixed martial artist Claressa Shields suffered the first loss of her professional fighting career at PFL 10 on the 27th of October, 2021.

Taking on Abigail Montes of Mexico in only her second professional MMA fight, Shields went down fighting, ultimately losing via. a narrow split decision.

This was the first loss Shields had ever tasted at the professional level – be it in Boxing or MMA.

Claressa Shields loss
Claressa Shields (L) after her loss (Credits: MMA Junkie)

Following her loss, Shields received a ton of support from a number of members of the combat sports community.

More recently, ‘The Stockton Slugger’ Nate Diaz took to Twitter to shout out Shields following her warrior’s performance.

Diaz wrote:

“Big shoutout to @Claressashields real fight real fighter much more props deserved.”

Shields is set to face Ema Kozin of Russia next, in a Boxing match. She will be defending her WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring female middleweight titles on the 11th of December, 2021 at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, England.

Dana White weighs in on Nate Diaz’s future

With Nate Diaz having just one fight left in his UFC contract, UFC President Dana White had a piece of advice for the ‘West Coast Gangster’.

In a recent interview with Aaron Bronsteter of TSN, White said:

“That’s a decision he needs to make. Listen, for a lot of these guys, there’s no secret about it. If you believe that you are one of the best in the world and you believe you can win a world title here, or hang with the top five, then this is where you should be. The minute that you start doubting that is the case, you’ve got to start looking at other options.” [via MMA Fighting]

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