Nate Diaz is not impressed with Conor’s boxing. The Stockton-native made that clear in the comments section of a recent video of Conor that was posted online.
The post belongs to the Instagram account of “BoxingEgo”, who posted a follow-up regarding Nate’s comments.
I’m done. Nate Diaz @natediaz209 commented “This is embarrassing” on my video of Conor McGregor boxing/sparring. ???????? I say Trilogy Motherfuckers! Nate Diaz is a real one. Stockton what up doe ?!? #209 I see you. #McGregorDiaz3 #mayweathermcgregor #conormcgregor #FloydMayweather #natediaz #boxing #mma #ufc #thisembarassing #boxingego
Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Trilogy Bout
Nate Diaz’s comments could fuel speculation that the Stockton-native is holding out for a trilogy bout with Conor. If that is the case, it could lead to some interesting negotiations between he and the UFC moving forward.
Dana White has had this to say regarding a potential 3rd bout between the two:
“The problem with the rubber match is Diaz is a 170 pounder. He’s a massive guy. Conor is a very talented guy, he’s very, very good. Every time he goes out there he looks better… [But] we should have never done it in the first place. That’s what weight classes are for. They wanted to do it, we did it. They wanted to do it again, we did it again. They’re 1-1. There’s only so many of those wars you can be in your career.”
“It takes a lot out of you. Some guys go into wars like that and they’re never the same after it. Look at Meldrick Taylor when he fought Julio Cesar Chavez. He was never the same after that fight. We’ve had those type of fights too. I believe that Rory MacDonald was never the same after the Robbie Lawler fight. That fight ruined him. I don’t want to do that to someone special like Conor McGregor. It’s just not right.”
Nate Diaz Holding Out for Trilogy Bout?
While Dana may not be enthusiastic about booking a trilogy bout between Nate and Conor, Nate might not be willing to accept any other fight. There is a lot of haziness going on right now in terms of fights offered to the younger Diaz brother, and whether or not he is willing to accept them.
Dana is rumoured to have offered Nate a fight with former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Diaz responded on Twitter:
Lol at your fight…
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) February 4, 2017
It could be the case that Nate is holding out for the big-money payday that comes with fighting Conor. Nate is believed to have been making $20k to show per fight up until UFC’s 196 and 202, which ended up earning him enough money to be set for life. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that Nate is only interested in fighting for the maximum amount of PPV bonus money possible.