Nate Diaz has grown to be one of the big stars in the UFC.
“Nick is my fearless leader, so I do whatever Nick tells me to do,” Nate told Chael Sonnen on his “You’re Welcome” podcast following his decision loss to McGregor at UFC 202 (transcribed by FloCombat). “But yeah, I don’t know what’s going on with him right now. I don’t know what Nick is doing. I’m just going to enjoy the rest of the summer. Nick is the leader, so if he told me to fight Joe Blowoff, then I’d fight him. I’m a soldier. I’m a soldier, man, and that’s the general.”
Although Diaz says he wants to just enjoy summer, his boxing coach Richard Perez has been on him to get back to training.
“Oh yeah, he’s nuts,” Diaz said. “He’s already barking at my door, saying, ‘Let’s work out. Let’s train.’ I got to avoid him for a little bit, you know? I’m just going to enjoy this summer and keep doing what I’m doing.”
While Nate will get to enjoy some time off, it is being rumored that the UFC is looking to get Diaz’s last opponent, Conor McGregor, back in action soon.
BJPENN.COM reported on Sunday that sources close to the UFC are looking to book Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez for UFC 205 in New York in November for the UFC lightweight championship title.
UFC President Dana White recently gave “The Notorious” two options for fights after his majority decision win over Diaz at UFC 202.
White said McGregor could defend his title against UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo to unify the belts in the division or give up his featherweight title and fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.
What fight would you rather see? Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title or a rematch with Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title? Or, is it the trilogy fight with Nate Diaz? Sound off in the comment section on what the fans want!