Undisputed super middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has teased the possibility of facing UFC legend Nate Diaz.
The Mexican is beginning preparations for a fight later this year with numerous names being touted as potential opponents including John Ryder and a rematch with WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.
But one name which has entered the fray is the former UFC fighter Diaz who is looking to make a name for himself in the world of boxing.
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This was fuelled by Eddie Hearn's recent appeared on The MMA Hour where he shed light on the talks he has had with the 37-year-old.
"It was just a friendly conversation to say, ‘What are you thinking?’," Hearn said.
“And Nate Diaz’s mindset is, ‘I want to fight Canelo Alvarez.’
“Who knows? It’s very difficult to give Nate Diaz a shot in a Canelo Alvarez fight."
The question was then put to one of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters who didn't completely rule out a future meeting with Diaz.
“We never know, right?," Canelo Alvarez told Inside Fighting.
“But right now it’s not in my schedule.
"Not right now. I have goals. Not right now, maybe later, maybe in the future.
“No disrespect or anything, I have goals.”