Prior to UFC 196, where Nate Diaz stepped in on short notice to fight Conor McGregor in a welterweight showdown, it was revealed that Diaz would make $500,000 for the fight regardless of whether or not he won.
After Diaz submitted McGregor in the main event, UFC President Dana White revealed that the win made Diaz a millionaire. When asked about a potential future bout for Diaz, White revealed that Diaz planned on buying a yacht, and may very well never fight again.
In addition, pop star Justin Bieber took to Instagram following the fight to praise McGregor in defeat, while bashing Diaz for his ‘terrible’ style.
In a recent interview, Diaz reacted to the retirement rumors, and discussed his beef with Bieber.