After all the madness surrounding Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor, how big would this be?
Looking back over 2016, fans have been treated to some truly classic rivalries. Among the most entertaining feuds of all-time that also happened in 2016 was Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor.
Getting started on short notice at UFC 196, Diaz submitted McGregor in the second round. That huge win, against all odds, meant Diaz had finally become a superstar. Shortly after the UFC booked an immediate rematch.
Two Classic Wars
Although Diaz had firmly put a stop to McGregor’s hype train, it got rolling again almost instantly. After the memes and jokes were all finished, the two again stood across from each other at UFC 202.
This time it was McGregor who’s hand was raised, albeit without a finish. Their rematch was right up there with the top 3 fights of 2016. Demanding a third fight and claiming he’d won the second, Diaz was snubbed by the UFC.
What about Nick?
Joe Rogan’s Thoughts
According to UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, Nick Diaz vs. Conor McGregor is the only fight to make right now. After Ronda Rousey’s spectacular loss at UFC 207, Rogan claims McGregor is ‘the only star’ left in the UFC.
Check out what JR said during this recent segment from ‘The Joe Rogan Experience.’
Now obviously this would be a huge draw. Both ‘The Notorious’ and the older Diaz brother have provided many brilliant moments in the past. But is it always about money and entertainment factor?
Honestly, that’s just how it is now days. Rankings are fun, sure, but let’s be honest-UFC matchmakers probably don’t even use them anymore. With that in mind, are you interested in seeing Nick Diaz vs. Conor McGregor next? Khabib and Tony Ferguson wouldn’t be entertained by this fight, that’s for sure.