Nate Diaz has made it clear he’s not going to be fighting again until his trilogy bout with Conor Mcgregor.

It’s not hard to figure out why. For Nate Diaz’s last fight before his UFC 196 bout with Conor McGregor he earned 20K to show and another 20K to win. For his UFC 196 and 202 fights he probably earned enough money to retire comfortably on.

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Following his next fight with Conor, Nate might be in a good position to challenge for either the lightweight or welterweight titles. In fact his next fight with Conor might very well be for the lightweight title. Who knows? That fight might turn out to be the last Nate has for some time.

Looking back at Nate’s career thus far, here are his top 7 finishes…

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7. Kurt Pellegrino UFN 13

This was Nate’s 4th fight in under a calendar year, and his 4th win as well. Up until this fight not one of Nate’s UFC opponents had made it past the 20 second mark of round 2. It was looking good at this point that Nate wouldn’t be one of the TUF winners who ends up fading away afterwards.

For Pellegrino he had won 3 of his last 4 fights, with his only loss coming to the highly ranked Joe Stevenson. It was an important fight for each guy.

Pellegrino dominated Nate for most of the first round, but in the 2nd Nate locked in the triangle and got the tap. But the best part was his muscle flex pose while having Kurt’s head and neck wrapped up. He was just letting everyone know the fight was over before it actually was over.

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.