“Conor McGregor, you’re taking everything I worked for, mother f*cker. I’m gonna fight your fu*king ass. You know what’s the real fight, what’s the real money fight? Me. Not these clowns that you already punked at the press conference. Ain’t nobody wants to see that. You know you can beat them already. It’s an easy fight. You want the real sh*t. Right here.”
That statement right there delivered by Nate Diaz after his win over Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17 effectively lit the fuse to changing the life of the Stockton, California native.
Diaz got a call less than two weeks before UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was set to fight lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos when dos Anjos pulled out of the fight due to a broken foot.
Now, Nate Diaz is riding on the biggest wave of his career coming off an impressive second-round submission over the Irishman at UFC 196.
Check out this new highlight video above of Nate Diaz with footage leading up to the fight with McGregor and the finish that turned the kid from the 209 into a made man.