Diaz Wants McGregor Trilogy, Big Payday To Return
Nate Diaz wants three things, to return to the UFC, a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor, and to get paid.
The Stockton born fighter has not fought since his loss to McGregor at UFC 202, three years ago.
In that time both he and his brother Nick have been in exile from the sport, both demanding better pay for their services.
Richard Perez, who acts as Nate’s boxing coach, told the Mirror this past weekend that Diaz is waiting for a phone call and a check. “Conor wants the third one, and so does Nathan, but I don’t know what’s going on with Dana White – it’s his choice,” Perez told the Magazine. “Nathan would fight him right now, he still trains and even though he’s been off a while McGregor has only had one fight before he had the (Khabib Nurmagomedov fight) and then he got beat.
“It’s no big deal, we’ll be ready. This is nothing new, there’s been many times (the UFC) have called for a fight, and we’re always prepared… He’s ready, but when somebody has control over who fights then there’s nothing he can do about it.”
Perez added: “He wants to get paid like everybody else, and that’s what he’s looking it – if Dana White says you’re fighting McGregor, for $ 1 million, no. That’s a joke.
“I’m not saying that’s going to happen, but for Nathan he needs to be getting paid what he’s worth,” he further explained.
“If they’re going to offer you something, and then they try and lower it, no, that’s not happening… This is brutal fighting, and Nate should be getting way more than this, because he’s on top and people pay to watch him.”