Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm just might have some company when it comes to UFC stars taking mini vacations.
That’s right. Nate Diaz might just need a break following his incredibly gutsy showing (see it) against featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a welterweight headliner atop the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) card last night (Sat., March 5, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At least that’s what UFC president Dana White led viewers to believe when he spoke with the FOX Sports 1 crew.
“We might never see him again [laughs]. He made so much money, you might never see Nate Diaz again. Somebody asked him, ‘What are you going to do with your money?’ He said, ‘I’m buying a yacht.’ So he might be going out to sea and it might be the end of Nate Diaz,” White said.
Captain Jack Diaz?
All jokes aside, the Stockton slugger dug deep and persevered in this emotionally-charged meeting with “Notorious.” The loud-mouthed Irishman bloodied Diaz in round one (recap) with powerful left hands and uppercuts, before the tide turned in round two, which is when the rangy strikes of the latter started to land with consistency.
McGregor crumbled to the mat and that’s when Diaz cinched up the rear-naked choke for the tap late in the frame.
By all accounts, Diaz made out like a bandit. The 30-year-old pocketed $500,000 to show and $100,000 for capturing both the “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” awards.
Could UFC 196 have been anymore unpredictable? I don’t think so.
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