Nate Diaz spoke to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani and gave him his current thoughts on a trilogy fight with his rival Conor McGregor.
Of course, the rivalry that exists between Nate and Conor McGregor is among the most memorable in the history of the sport – even if the Irishman’s ongoing beef with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has overtaken it to a certain extent.
The pair of fights that these two men shared were among the most electric we’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing and while there has been talk of a third and final pairing between the two for quite some time now, it has yet to materialise after close to three years.
Nate appeared on the most recent edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN and gave an update
“Conor was something that was really disappointing to me. Like I said, I didn’t lose that fight and then they gave him an easy f**king Eddie Alvarez fight and then he won the title.
“So I beat him after he won the 145lb title and before he won the 155lb title. Then he fought Floyd Mayweather. Then they [the UFC] are dissing me saying that I’m turning down fights and I’m like ‘dude, what are you talking about, you’re giving this guy the world and just putting me down’.
“So then three years went by and they start expecting that I’m going to start screaming for a fight with Conor as soon as he loses?
“No dude. I won that last fight, I’ll fight Khabib.”