Sometimes it’s hard to be an MMA fan. We root for who we root for and that’s that. However, no matter who’s name you had written on your composition notebook and picture you had in your locker, MMA won last night and Nate Diaz wasn’t surpised. And as Conor McGregor’s glow gets shadowed just for a little while, it gives Diaz a chance to really shine.
He was already doing his part in the media circus before the fight and gave us classic moments, but after the fight? Diaz, the self-proclaimed new Featherweight Champion, is still coming out with gold saying he might cop a yacht. I want to see that Prestige Worldwide music video.
— Jessica Hudnall (@LegKickTKO) March 6, 2016
Distractions abound in the jubilant crescendo of this violent moment of ninja shit and a victory over the UFC’s golden idol, but don’t think for a second Diaz forgot about you, Jon Anik. A Diaz never forgets!
— caposa (@GrabakaHitman) March 6, 2016
But in all seriousness, this seems like it has been a long time coming for Diaz. Whether it was self-inflicted, a product of environment or a part of a Diaz curse, Nate has always seemed like UFC’s black sheep. At this point, the spotlight is undeniable now and what Diaz does with it is in his hands.
This, as well as the fight, seem summed up perfectly in the post-fight interview that aired on Fox Sports 1 before the actual post-fight presser. One quote in particular seemed surprisingly poignant:
“I’ll be like, I’m done with this, I’m done with this fight game and y’know, maybe four months from now I’mma’ be bored as hell and be like, well, I guess it’s time to fight again because I’m institutionalized to this stuff.”
Watch the interview in full below.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 6, 2016