Nate Diaz opened up about what he thinks about the Mayweather-McGregor rumoured fight, and called it a ‘publicity stunt.’ He even daringly said that he can best McGregor when it comes to boxing.
Diaz is still in talks for his next bout after a failed rematch to settle the score between him and McGregor.
Conor McGregor earned his first UFC defeat at Diaz’ hands after a second round submission at UFC 196 last March. McGregor and Diaz were slated for a rematch during UFC 200. However, the rematch failed to push through after McGregor refused to commit to a promotional schedule.
On an hour-long interview with MMA Fighting, Diaz discussed a wide range of topics, covering his pay check up to his next bout.
Regarding the heavily rumoured Mayweather-McGregor bout, Diaz called the match a ‘publicity stunt,’ as reported by MMA Junkie. He even called out McGregor on his “bluff.”
“I’m the only one out of the three of us who can say that I’ll whoop both of their asses in one night.”
He then clarifies that he may not be that experienced in boxing but he can guarantee he’ll be better at it than McGregor.
As for Diaz’ next fight, UFC officials have already discussed it with Nate. However, no deal has come out of it yet. Diaz also blasted UFC president Dana White for his comment on Diaz not being a “needle mover.” With his fights always slated for free TV, the UFC fighter has claimed that even though his matches are not on pay-per-view, his fights still bring in the ratings that UFC needs to come up with for TV deals.
Nate Diaz said he has finally come to the realization that he should treat himself as a business.
“Start acting like a businessman and start treating yourself like a business and get your ass paid for being in an Octagon. The whole world watches you fight,” Nate shares in the interview.
That’s exactly what he’s doing at the moment. Using his win over McGregor as an ace in the ongoing negotiations, Diaz is still waiting for the numbers to come up.
“I’m going to maximize my potential. Whatever I can get out of this, I’m going to get.”