Nate Diaz on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather: ‘I’ll Whoop Both of Their Asses’
Nate Diaz handed Conor McGregor his first loss in UFC, and the end result is that Diaz is even more braggadocios than usual: in response to the rumors that McGregor will fight retired, undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather in September, Diaz declared he would whoop both men in a single night, if presented the opportunity.
In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Diaz called the fight a “publicity stunt,” and predicted it would never actually happen. And, if it somehow did, Diaz doesn’t exactly anticipate that it’ll end well for UFC Featherweight champion McGregor, particularly since he’s an MMA fighter and not a proper boxer.
“I call your bluff,” Diaz said to McGregor. “Fight that motherf***** then I’ll be right here. I’m the only one out of the three of us who can say that I’ll whoop both of their asses in one night. Cuz Conor can’t say that. Floyd definitely cannot say that, you know what I’m saying? You want a real fight you [expletive] put me in with one of them boxers then, I guarantee I could beat them in boxing, at boxing.”
Diaz would go on to declare, “Mayweather’s the best boxer that there is at winning fights. I ain’t been boxing. I ain’t been in high-level boxing matches with him like that. But guarantee I’d do better than McGregor would.”
It’s a pretty big boast from Diaz, but his fight against McGregor at UFC 196 proved he could back it up — at least in an MMA scenario. Boxing is another medium entirely, even if there are disciplines that cross over. It’s hard to know what kind of shot an MMA fighter would have against a strategic boxer like Mayweather. That said, I think a Mayweather/McGregor, Mayweather/Diaz or McGregor/Diaz rematch would do huge business. And combat sports needs those sorts of mammoth buyrates to remain in the public eye. If nothing else, I think any of those fights would be a major pop culture event that breaks into the mainstream, regardless of who wins, or what the quality of the fight ends up being. Hell, Mayweather/Pacquiao is proof of that.
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