A day after Nate Diaz went toe-to-toe with Conor McGregor for 25 minutes of grueling action, the Stockton slugger — who was busted open by “Notorious” early on — is feeling pretty good.
Submission Radio caught up with him out and about in Las Vegas, Nevada and managed to get a few words from him to discuss his rematch and how it all played out.
“I’m feeling good. Just getting ready to go home or chill here,” said Diaz, who was walking with a noticeable limp. “I watched the fight (last night), I thought I won it for sure.”
Understandably, Diaz wasn’t much of a chatter box following his five-round battle with “Notorious,” but did say he thought he wont the majority of the fight, minus the first round. “Yeah, I think after the first round, all the way through.”
As far as what’s next for Diaz, he didn’t commit, but said he won’t step foot back inside the Octagon unless it’s worth his time. “Only if it’s a big fight, a big deal for a big contract.”
It’s going to be pretty tough to go back down to smaller paychecks after collecting a personal high $2 million purse for his rematch against Conor. And perhaps the only way he’ll collect another payday like that is when the promotion decides to book a trilogy fight between he and McGregor.
For complete results from UFC 202: “McGregor vs. Diaz 2,” including play-by-play updates, click here and here.
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