Nate Diaz said the only person he is going to fight is Conor McGregor, he said it right after UFC 202 and he's done everything to illustrate that point.
Conor McGregor leaves for 10 months for the birth of his first child, okay, Diaz says he's going to be out that long as well. Rumors start about Diaz fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, Diaz says he's not even answering a phone for anything less than $20 million. Unfortunately, Dana White says the rematch is a no-go because Diaz is the largest lightweight ever of all time.
"The problem with the rubber match is Diaz is a 170 pounder," White said on The Michael Kay Show. "He's a massive guy."
"Conor is a very talented guy, he's very, very good. Every time he goes out there he looks better... [But] we should have never done it in the first place," White said. "That's what weight classes are for. They wanted to do it, we did it. They wanted to do it again, we did it again. They're 1-1."
We shouldn't have done it. So, we did. We shouldn't have done it again, but we did. The reason all of this happened is money, and money is going to be the reason why they should do at third time, and they most certainly will.
"There's only so many of those wars you can be in in your career. It takes a lot out of you. Some guys go into wars like that and they're never the same after it. Look at Meldrick Taylor when he fought Julio Cesar Chavez. He was never the same after that fight," White said. "We've had those type of fights too," White said. "I believe that Rory MacDonald was never the same after the Robbie Lawler fight. That fight ruined him. I don't want to do that to someone special like Conor McGregor. It's just not right."
Despite all of White's protests about potentially ruining the career of #ConorMcGregor by putting him in another war with giant #NateDiaz like they had at #UFC196 and #UFC202, he sure made it a point to never say anything about the trilogy being capped off at lightweight.
Others seem to agree Diaz vs. McGregor 3 is inevitable: