Michael Bisping sparked a debate on whether or not the Diaz brothers deserve to be in the UFC Hall of Fame.
Over the past two decades, Nick Diaz and his younger brother, Nate Diaz, have contributed significantly to the rapid growth of MMA and the UFC.
As the Stockton natives near retirement, an intriguing question was asked on Michael Bisping’s YouTube channel – do the Diaz brothers deserve to be honored in the Hall of Fame?
Bisping provided his opinion by saying:
“Do these guys deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? My God, of course. Without a shadow of a doubt. Without question. I say both of them. I think Nick Diaz over Nate Diaz certainly deserves to be there.”
“Nate Diaz, of course, is a global sensation. The win over McGregor and the loss to McGregor, they were some of the biggest pay-per-views and people just love the guy. They love to watch him fight.”
Watch Michael Bisping discuss the Diaz brothers in the Hall of Fame below:
Michael Bisping believes Nick and Nate Diaz deserve to be remembered ‘100 years from now’
The debate about the Diaz brothers and the UFC Hall of Fame features two primary arguments. One side thinks fighters must have held UFC gold to deserve the honor, which Nick and Nate have not done.
Meanwhile, other people think the Diaz brothers’ impact, similar to Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, makes them a shoo-in for a Hall of Fame induction.
During the same video posted on YouTube, Michael Bisping further explained his point of view by saying:
“When 20, 30, 40, 50 years pass, 100 years from now, they deserve to be remembered. They stand out as two of the most aggressive, game, always ready, always came prepared, always came in shape, dangerous in all areas, great striking, amazing submissions, and just a massive following. How could we forget about those people?”
Nick Diaz, a former Strikeforce welterweight champion, holds a UFC record of 7-7 with one no-contest. He last fought in September 2021, ending a six-and-a-half-year layoff by enduring a third-round TKO loss against Robbie Lawler.
As for Nate Diaz, he is still actively competing at a high level. The 38-year-old’s last Octagon appearance was in September 2022, a fourth-round win against Tony Ferguson, extending his promotional record to 16-11.
Diaz plans to rejoin the UFC after a one-off boxing match against Jake Paul, which he lost by unanimous decision in August of this year.
"The fight world belongs to Nate Diaz!"
— UFC on TNT Sports (@ufcontnt) September 11, 2022