Nate Diaz reveals his fear ahead of UFC 279 headliner Nate Diaz fights fearlessly day in and day out.

No rival intimidating MMA icon from Stockton, Calif. Including the undefeated wrecking ball Khamzat Chimayev,

who faces Diaz in a good way at Saturday's UFC 279 main event. Diaz is human. He is ready to take on anyone in the cage,

there is nothing like it in the wild. I was running in the mountains, mom told me there were mountain lions all around,

 diaz says f as f was scary. They can run, they crawl on you. Diaz admitted a fear other than the lions.

Being eaten by a shark says Diaz. During my trip I was swimming in the pier, there were sharks in the water.

 It was dark overcast, but jumped into the water. I was scared with every breath. I get scared thinking about it.

This is the scariest job ever. Diaz won't be bothered by mountain lions or sharks on Saturday. He'll have to

contend with Chimaev. With the exception of the last fight, Gilbert Burns knocked them out, Chimaev (11–0) easily

defeated the opponents. Chimaev is the overwhelming favourite, with Diaz (20–13) having no problem being the underdog. 

Eager to fight in Las Vegas, their long history makes it feel like a homecoming. I think I spent two years of my life

fighting in Vegas, says Diaz. seem right. The bout at 279 marks Diaz's ultimate UFC fight. His next venture was Real Fight,

 Inc. As the promoter, he plans to continue competing. I'm still going to fight 100 percent, Diaz says I'll be a part

of it in the combat side. Real Fight Inc. is going to be the real deal. People are going to watch, so keep your eyes open.

Diaz's contract with the UFC over the years seemed an albatross looming over her at the age of 37, now eager to forge her future.

UFC they keep dropping the ball left and right making me wait for the fight I'm done with a contract.

My promotion is over. I am not signing any contract yet. I am doing my work myself. I'm proud of what I've done.

But we are just getting started. Due to backstage controversy, the UFC 279 press conference did not take place as of Thursday.

UFC President Dana White thoroughly confirmed that six fighters were involved in the scuffle, Diaz Chimaev, 

 Tony Ferguson, Li Jingliang, Kevin Holland amongst them all along with Daniel Rodriguez. This gave a good

boost to the instant momentum for the 279. 279 has its share of star power, by no means a contender for the darkest card

of the year. This card didn't have the intrigue and aura that could change after the actual fights started.

 the actual fights started. After a dispute ignited by Hollande and Chimaev, the possibility of fireworks exists.