Nate Diaz Details His History with Weed and Plots a Trilogy Bout with Conor McGregor; ‘Our Time Will Come’

Diaz believes it's just a matter of time before he squares off with Conor McGregor once again to close out their trilogy

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If Nate Diaz’s first love is fighting, it’s pretty safe to say his second love is weed.

The ‘Stockton Samurai’ has made a name for himself over the last decade-and-a-half inside the Octagon thanks to his high-octane style of fighting, his ‘I don’t give a sh*t’ persona and his affection for Mary Jane. Weed has been an integral part of Diaz’s life since he was a teenager, but for many years, he had to be especially careful when partaking as it was a big no-no in the eyes of the UFC and the United States Anti-Doping Agency until recently.

Today, the rules surrounding marijuana usage are much more relaxed with many states legalizing the plant for recreational purposes. During an appearance on Bradley Martyn’s Raw Talk, Diaz revealed that he regularly smokes when he trains. In fact, he smokes pretty much whenever he wants. 

“I smoke when I train. Smoke whenever I want,” Diaz said.

As for when Diaz first started smoking, the TUF alumnus revealed that he was in his early teen years, but his older brother, Nick Diaz, had been smoking for years at that point.”

“Probably 14 or 15. My brother and all them were smoking weed the whole f*cking time, like when I was a third-grader,” he added. 

Asked if he dabbles in any other substances, Diaz confirmed that he has had some experience with mushrooms. 

“I pretty much just smoke weed. I use mushrooms here and there,” Diaz continued. “I eat more mushrooms now than ever though because… I never microdose. When I was younger we would eat three or four grams and then people would start microdosing. People be like, ‘You just running around here eating mushrooms like a normal person. That’s weird.'”

He even admitted to taking them whilst training, a move he doesn’t plan to repeat. 

“I f*ckin’ ate some mushrooms one time when we were all going to box. Me and all the homies. We didn’t have nobody coming in to spar so we’re like f*ck it. We all ate some shrooms and we’re going in and my coach is right there and he’s gonna make us all spar each other. I was good, but when we got in there, ‘Oh, I’m f*cked up.’ I hope I don’t get hammered in there, but then I actually did really good. Either way, I’ll deal with it, but I don’t like to when I’m training.”

Nate Diaz Believes a Trilogy Bout with Conor McGregor is Just a Matter of Time

On August 5, Nate Diaz will make his first post-UFC appearance, stepping into the squared circle for a boxing match with social media sensation Jake Paul. The pair will headline an event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Once that bout is in the books, Diaz hopes to make his way back to the Octagon with his sights set on a long-awaited trilogy bout with Conor McGregor. 

“Yeah. Me and him should be fighting,” Diaz said when asked if he will fight McGregor again. “I want to see him go whoop some f*cking a** myself. I know he’ll beat all these motherf*ckers who think they’re tight, but at a certain point, our time will come.”

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor squared off twice in 2016, with Diaz scoring a second-round submission over the Irishman in their first meeting at UFC 196. McGregor struck back five months later, landing a majority decision to even their series at 1-1. 

“Everything is about timing. I used to get mad about a lot of shit. I wanted a rematch right after I gave him the rematch.” 

Instead of a trilogy bout, Conor McGregor would go on to challenge Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship at UFC 205. McGregor finished ‘The Underground King’ in the second round of their title tilt, becoming a two-division world champion in the process. 

“For a lot of years, everybody who fought me got a title shot. If I won, I would just fight somebody else, but if they one, they’d get a title shot,” Diaz said. “What am I, a stepping stone or some sh*t like that? 

Published on July 18, 2023 at 10:31 pm
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