In 2016, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor gave us two very memorable fights. The first resulted in Diaz choking McGregor out, five months later McGregor got his revenge, going on to win against Eddie Alvarez and becoming a two-weight champ.
Diaz, on the other hand, has not fought since. He returns to the Octagon at UFC 241 on Saturday and will go up against Anthony Pettis. If he wins, the chance should increase for a match with McGregor.
Diaz has stated he thinks McGregor is “spoiled” and claims McGregor will want to fight for a third time as his last win was only by decision.
Adding fuel to the rematch fire, telling ESPN: “I never called [the UFC], I never called you guys. You guys called me, ‘Hey, what’s up? We know we’re f****** rude f**** and we weeded you away and we made you disappear with Mayweather-McGregor.
“And Eddie Alvarez, that was a good match-up, that was an easy win for him. He just was put in all the right places. I’m not even f****** hating on that, that’s cool as hell.
“It’s cool he’s doing what he did and whatever; but you’re a spoiled little b**** though because they handed you all that. You didn’t do s***.
“I should have beaten his a** and been on my way, but I have morals and said let’s do it again then. Some people don’t have that and that’s why they’re not real fighters.
“[If I was Conor], I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night; he got smashed in his face and choked in front of everyone.
“He got his rematch like a spoiled little baby then came back and won a little decision that could have gone either way.
“I don’t even care if it’s a big decision, it’s not the same; you can’t be content with a decision, you got choked on your face.
“Time will tell but I think we will fight again.”