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Nate Diaz Tells Ariel That He Is Finished With Lightweight

Nate Diaz took part in a rare interview today, speaking to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani in a lengthy chat which saw him discuss his future and current standing in the UFC.

A lot of people believe that these two are connected only by their common rivalry with the former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, but back in 2015, when both hadn’t crossed paths with the Irishman yet, they were involved in a heated clash at an event they were attended in support of their teammates.

Now, with Khabib in control of the lightweight title and Nate’s status as one of the most popular fighters on the roster, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to imagine these two inside an octagon together before long.

With that being said, Diaz appeared on the most recent edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN and told the host that his days of making the cut to 155lbs are through.

Citing the fact that he believes himself to have beaten Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov already, he declared himself the king at lightweight and promised that the welterweight division is his new home.

 

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