Nate Diaz is back and the MMA world may not know how to deal. Its been two years since Diaz vs. McGregor II took place at UFC 202, so what changed Nate’s mind? The UFC and Nate Diaz are in business together again but why?
Diaz is fighting Dustin Poirier because Diaz believes he can beat Poirier any day of the week and twice on Saturdays. Also, the UFC backed up a truck full of money to get Diaz to even return their text messages. Besides a winnable fight and the right dollar amount, why else would Diaz want to fight at UFC 230 in New York City?
— notorious (@iloveass209) August 3, 2018
Right now Mystic Mac runs three UFC divisions in three very different directions. If Diaz wants a third shot at McGregor, and the biggest possible payout of his career, then he’ll have to get one more UFC win under his black belt.
So the right match-up, at the right price, with the right prize at the end of the weed rainbow is what has Diaz back in the cage in three months time.
Since Diaz’s last win in the UFC, UFC 196, the 29-year-old Poirier has fought seven times. If you’re fan of The Diamond you chalk it up to more experience and an improved skill set. If your’re Team 209 you say maybe we’ve already seen the best version of Poirier and four fights in the span of 12 months is too much accumulated MMA damage on the body.
Maybe Nate is catching Dustin at the right time?
We told you the UFC was looking to loaded up UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden, so this was the perfect card for the Diaz to return at. The UFC’s doesn’t want to lose money on NY shows, so Diaz had the edge at the bargaining table.
How much did Diaz get over on the UFC to come out of semi-retirement?
If Diaz wins at UFC 230, he’s getting a Conor McGregor whenever he wants it.
The lure of Nate vs. Conor III is too much to decline getting back in the cage.
Whatever the reason, the MMA world needed some more Stockton up in it and Nate Diaz returning to the table makes this MMA game so much more interesting.