Call out! Michael Johnson lobbying for a lightweight fight against Nate Diaz

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Michael Johnson is looking to build on his winning streak, and he has his eyes set on former No. 1 lightweight contender Nate Diaz.

While Nate Diaz has been trying to pick a fight against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, there is one person who has his eyes set on Nate himself.

Specifically, Michael Johnson.

The Blackzilian team member took to his Twitter account to begin his campaign for a potential scrap against the Cesar Gracie - trained fighter on his quest to rack up a few impressive wins.

"The Menace" already has a respectable two-fight win streak in his back pocket, defeating Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 26 this past August and knocking out Gleison Tibau at UFC 168 earlier this month.

Diaz, meanwhile, recently ended his two-fight losing streak by dismantling Gray Maynard in their trilogy fight at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale last month.

Shortly thereafter, Diaz labeled himself the No. 2 lightweight in the world while giving teammate Gilbert Melendez the No. 1 tag (compare that to the official UFC rankings here).

Nevertheless, a future fight -- and victory -- over a formidable foe such as Johnson could be just what he needs to earn himself a higher rank and a potential championship showdown against "Showtime."

Anyone feeling this fantasy fight?

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