UFC mega-star Nate Diaz won the UFC’s Ultimate fighter reality series as a lightweight fighter. He then spent the majority of his career in the 155 pound division, outside of a few stints at welterweight. However, not having fought since his highly contested 2016 loss to Conor McGregor, Nate appears to have packed on some size. In a new pic, Nate stands next to the heavyweight GOAT Fedor Emelianenko, and he’s shockingly bigger than him.
Nate Diaz’s last entrances into the Octagon were against fellow mega-star Conor McGregor. The two put on an epic two-fight series for the ages in 2016, both holding victories over the other.
At UFC 196, Nate Diaz choked out Conor McGregor in the second round, giving him a decisive victory over the sport’s biggest star. With the win, Nate became the only man to beat Conor McGregor inside the UFC.
At UFC 202, McGregor got the win back, but it was a razor close decision that many thought should have been awarded to Nate Diaz.
Most expect a third fight to eventually happen between Diaz and McGregor. But now that both fighters hold a lot more leverage in negotiations, they’ve yet to come to an agreement on a trilogy fight.
Diaz recently said he’s going to turn his attention to boxing, citing the UFC’s lack of stars as a reason he’s not interested in returning the cage.
Conor McGregor…well, we all know what he’s been up to. McGregor seems to only be interested in super fights following his $100 Million payday against Floyd Mayweather. Though he does promise a return sometime in 2018.
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There is currently no indication that Nate Diaz will return to action anytime soon. However, now that he’s ready to move to boxing, and Dana White wanting to get into the boxing business, perhaps the two parties can come together for ratings magic.