After Conor McGregor fight, Nate Diaz doesn’t believe in the ‘fairytale’ hype of championship belts

Nate Diaz has found himself in a new world since submitting Conor McGregor at UFC 196.

Diaz, who was a guest on Wednesday’s UFC Tonight wondered if he would ever be invited on the show and admits that he and his team are now getting the recognition they had been fighting for their entire careers after beating the UFC featherweight champion in a non-title welterweight bout.

Now Diaz is riding a new wave and wants the biggest fights that will equate to the biggest paydays. Host Michael Bisping questioned Diaz about if the biggest fights should be the ones for a UFC title.

“I think that title thing is a fairytale man,” Diaz replied.

“All these guys are like, ‘I want the belt. I want to be the champion.’ But, the best fighters in the world are getting paid the best money. And, you know, that belt thing as far as I’m concerned is a fairy tale. That might piss a lot of people off, but you know I’m saying money talks. And, if the best fighters aren’t getting paid the most money, then why are they getting paid that money for?”

Now that Nate has had the biggest payday of his career after fighting Conor McGregor, the younger Diaz brother can now be considered among the elite when it comes to both fighting and compensation.