UFC 202 video: Nate Diaz only returning for a ‘big fight and a big deal on a big contract’

Immediately after his instant classic of a bout against Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz was saying that he thought he won the fight, and that…

By: Anton Tabuena | 8 years
UFC 202 video: Nate Diaz only returning for a ‘big fight and a big deal on a big contract’
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Immediately after his instant classic of a bout against Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz was saying that he thought he won the fight, and that he only wants to complete the trilogy next.

“I’m not doing sh-t until we go for round three,” Diaz said at the UFC 202 post-fight press conference. “You won’t be seeing me until then. If they want to set it up as soon as possible, let’s do it. But I don’t think it’s a very good business move for him to be taking any other fights, and he’s a businessman, so we’ll see what happens.”

A day later, and it seems that he has softened his stance a bit. He now says he’s willing to return soon for a high profile bout.

“Only if it’s a big fight and a big deal on a big contract,” Diaz told Submission Radio about possibly returning against a different opponent. “If it’s worth it, if they’re going to pay me out good.”

What remained constant even after having a day to let everything sink in, was his belief that he won the contest.

“I watched the fight, I thought I won it for sure,” he said. “Yeah, last night I watched it. I think (I was winning) after the first round, all the way through.”

Diaz scored the highest payday of his career this past weekend, with his disclosed payday amounting to $2 million. This doesn’t include his fight of the night bonus, along with PPV points, sponsorship, and locker room bonuses that he may receive.

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Anton Tabuena
Anton Tabuena

Anton Tabuena is the Managing Editor for Bloody Elbow. He’s been covering MMA and combat sports since 2009, and has also fought in MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

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