There aren’t many fighters like the Diaz brothers. After posting out a collection of fight-related pictures on his Instagram page, Nate Diaz capped them off with a clearer message. This is what he had to say:
Sick of sitting around waiting for you fuckers to do shit there’s no excitement in this fight shit step your games up I’ll see u around may,June.
Sincerely The Real Champ 🖕🏼
Most logically, everyone has assumed that the only time we would ever see Nate back in the octagon would be for a third fight with the Lightweight champion, Conor McGregor. Or perhaps the rumored possibility of a Welterweight title fight with Tyron Woodley. Regardless, Nate Diaz’ last two fights both came against Conor McGregor with the most recent being at UFC 202 in August of 2016 where he lost a majority decision.
Each of the McGregor fights took place in the Welterweight division, one that Diaz doesn’t regularly compete in(2-3 in the division). Diaz has made a career out of being in entertaining fights, win or lose. In his UFC career, he has gathered up a total of fourteen performance bonuses(eight fights of the night, four submissions of the night, one performance of the night, one knockout of the night).
Diaz defeated McGregor stepping in on short notice after the then Lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos was injured out of the bout. McGregor’s first fight after he became the Featherweight champion was the first Diaz fight which was also McGregor’s first UFC loss and career loss since 2010.
Will Diaz actually come back? Who do you think he would return against?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/23/2018.