Tyson Fury trains with UFC legend Nick Diaz and urges Dana White to ‘make the fight’ as veteran hopes for octagon return

Tyson Fury and Nick Diaz were both in the gym helping each other train in videos posted on social media.

WBC heavyweight champion Fury has been in the United States for a little while now and has been keeping social media updated with his exploits.

Nick Diaz and Tyson Fury helped each other train in videos posted on Instagram

He watched his friend Billy Joe Saunders lose to Canelo Alvarez in Texas and has been in Miami where he was pictured with David Beckham.

Now the British heavyweight has been training with UFC legend Diaz and even called on Dana White to set up the elder Diaz brother’s next fight.

He said on Instagram: “I’m here with my boy – Nick ‘The Badman’ Diaz. We’re working hard. We’re coming for all you motherf******* out there. You’re getting smashed to f****. You better believe it.

“He’s absolutely smashing it. In tremendous shape. Make the fight Dana. Make the fight.”

Nick Diaz was pictured in the crowd at UFC 261

Diaz was seen in the crowd for UFC 261 where Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal.

The 37-year-old has not competed in the Octagon since January 2015 when he lost to Anderson Silva, a fight that was later overturned to a no contest after both fighters failed drugs tests.

Diaz served a suspension for failing the test and also was suspended by USADA for failing to report on his whereabouts on three occasions.

But now it appears he could make a shock return.

Dana White is prepared to give Nick Diaz another shot in the UFC

“Nick wants to fight,” UFC president Dana White said after UFC 261.

When asked if he’ll give him a fight, White said: “Sure. We’ll see how it goes. He’s waiting for me in the back right now.”

Fury, meanwhile, is getting ready to face Anthony Joshua in the much anticipated heavyweight showdown, albeit with an absence of any official confirmation.

Tyson Fury was in Dallas to support his close friend Saunders earlier this month
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Eddie Hearn has confirmed the bout is likely to take place on August 14 with Saudi Arabia the likely location.