Nate Diaz has been out of the spotlight for the better part of a year now and the Stockton native feels absolutely fine with that decision. He beat Conor McGregor once and lost on a narrow decision the second time, now he is trying to figure out his next move.
This strategy has landed him squarely on the sidelines as Notorious waits to take on Floyd Mayweather in the biggest fight of the century. Nate is not tripping on being out of the fight game for so long though.
He went on The MMA Hour to discuss what he sees for himself in the fight game and where he stands on a possible round three with his rival. Diaz also sounded critical of how Jose Aldo responded to losing to McGregor.
Nate said: “You’re responsible (so) what the f*ck are you crying for? I don’t even know if he’s crying anymore because he got over it, he probably realised that. I’m like ‘bro you just made a star out of that guy’, I wish I had somebody I could just run all around the country and slap around, You know what I’m saying, now I’m the most famous guy in the world and all I had to do was slap around this little f*cker all around the place.
“Jose Aldo was b*tching about it, all these guys who were champions when I was a broke motherf*cker, they’re all complaining now that they lost their belts and they’re not champs and complaining that they can’t get what they want and that Conor’s getting all the love.”
“I’m like, when you guys were champions, I knew that they were getting paid sh*t money… I was going off by myself and getting sh*t money… saying 'f*ck the UFC' and all these things and nobody was cutting me… I was sitting there like, 'why is Aldo and Silva and all these guys not speaking up?”
He followed all of that bombast up with a comment about how rich he would be if he had been a champion at that point. There is real arrogance on display in these comments, but there is also hard truth.
It is hard to listen to some of these fighters complain about Notorious when they helped propel him to the place that he is today. In that respect, Diaz isn’t just being a jerk, that is the absolute truth of the matter.
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