DANA WHITE revealed Nate Diaz will ‘get a fight when the time comes’ amid talks with rival Dustin Poirier.
Diaz is yet to return since defeat to British welterweight Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June.
The American has called to return in the near future and was rumoured to be in negotiations with Poirier.
But UFC president White admitted his fight calendar is starting to fill up, leaving Diaz facing a further wait for his comeback.
White said on: The Jim Rome Show: “Here’s the reality. We’ve got all these guys, 750 guys under contract.
“I’m contractually obligated to get these guys three fights a year. We’re booked right now until May, like May 2nd, or something like that.
“Diaz will get a fight when the time comes.”
The pair have rivalled ever since and both recently opened the door to reviving their grudge match.
But Diaz hit out at the UFC in a tweet as he claimed they were stalling on setting up the fight.
He posted: “@ufc stop playing wit me consider this my signature to fight this f***er I been trying to fight for a minute quit slowing down the real fight game it’s time.”
In a cryptic post, Poirier appeared to respond afterwards with: “I’m gonna fight your ass.”