UFC boss Dana White would like zero some-more than to book Nate Diaz in an halt lightweight pretension quarrel opposite Tony Ferguson, though all signs are indicating towards a matchup not happening.
Diaz went on a harangue progressing this week explaining how he was charity a quarrel though “circumstances” lead to him rejecting a hitch with Ferguson during UFC 213 in Las Vegas. Those resources seemed financial in nature, that means Diaz wasn’t being paid what he wanted to eventually he incited a quarrel down.
White responded to Diaz’s final by doubt only how many sketch energy Diaz possesses though Conor McGregor trustworthy to a same event. Diaz and McGregor intent in a span of unequivocally remunerative bouts final year, bursting a array with one win a square while putting on dual of a biggest pay-per-views in UFC history.
Of course, McGregor has already been tangible as a many large lift in a sport, though could Diaz lift those same kind of numbers though a Irishman station opposite a Octagon from him?
“Whatever his understanding is, he’s got a flattering good deal,” White told Yahoo Sports about a income Diaz stood to make from a intensity quarrel with Ferguson. “I mean, listen, during a finish of a day, what is Diaz value though Conor McGregor? we don’t know. The child isn’t in a position for pay-per-view or any of that form of [stuff]. But this [fight with Ferguson] could put him in a position. If he fought Tony Ferguson, it would be for a halt title.
“Obviously, if we hold a halt title, we would get a square of a pay-per-view. Diaz has to put himself in a position to make a pay-per-view money.”
White claims that a UFC has charity Nate as good as his comparison hermit Nick Diaz several fights over a past few months though conjunction warrior has supposed any due matchup.
There’s small doubt that a Diaz brothers’ lapse would be welcomed deliberation a lacking star energy during a tip of a UFC register right now with McGregor in low office of a fighting compare with Floyd Mayweather while Ronda Rousey appears to be one step divided from retirement in her career.
Still, White says he’s not indignant or dissapoint that a Diaz brothers continue to spin down fights since he can’t make anyone step into a Octagon who doesn’t wish to be there.
“It doesn’t perplex me during all [that they’re inactive] since I’ve schooled that we can’t make people fight, man,” White said. “It’s a same thing when people ask me, ‘What if this man retires,’ or ‘What if that man retires?’ This is a business that, your conduct has to be in this game. You have to wish to turn a universe champion. You have to wish to fight. You have to go by all it takes to get into a cage. It doesn’t perplex me during all. We’ll keep charity a Diaz brothers fights until one of them says approbation or they never quarrel again.
“It doesn’t change my life one approach or another. People unequivocally like a Diaz brothers. When they get in there, they’re tough and dirty and they brew it up. They’re fun to watch and their interviews are fun, and funny. They’re renouned guys. But during a finish of a day, people are vehement about guys who wish to win universe titles and they wish to find out who [are] a best fighters in a universe in any weight class. Those are a things that sell and those are a things that people are meddlesome in.”
According to White, a standing quo with Nate Diaz won’t expected change any time soon, generally deliberation how many income he done in a span of bouts with McGregor final year.
“The Diaz brothers are singular to understanding with,” White said. “Nate done a lot of income in that Conor quarrel and he competence never quarrel again. We’ll see.”
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