If you saw UFC 202 and you loved it and you can’t wait for the third fight, but… don’t get your hopes up.
Because apparently Nate Diaz CAN wait for a third fight. Nate was on Chael Sonnen’s podcast, You’re Welcome with Chael Sonnen, and he told the Smack-Off champ that a trilogy fight isn’t something he’s rushing to do. “It’s whatever to me. I won the fight. I’m not jumping for joy for round three. I think I beat him twice and it’s 2-0, as far as I’m concerned. If they’re gonna want to do it down the road, I don’t know. I’m not in a hurry. It’s all good.”
Nate’s not “jumping for joy.” No shock there. Doesn’t really seem like a “jumping for joy” kind of guy. More of a “flipping the bird for joy” kind of guy. More of a “eating a few punches for joy” kind of guy. And that’s why Nathan is the best.
Chael asked him if his brother, Nick, told him to fight GSP, would he do it. And Nate was down: “Nick is my fearless leader. I do whatever Nick tells me to do. But I don’t know what they’re doing with him right now. I don’t know what they’re doing with Nick right now. If Nick told me to go fight Joe Blow, I’d go fight Joe Blow. I’m a soldier, man, and that’s the general.”
Oh, and one more thing, according to TMZ, Nate was on snapchat last night and posted a video of a bag of weed. Sure, I know what you’re thinking – he’ll just deny that it was his. First of all, that’s not Nate’s style. He doesn’t give a damn if you think he bakes. In fact, he WANTS you to know he bakes. And secondly, how could he deny it. It literally has his name on it. It’s a ziplock bag with NATE written in black marker in the upper left corner. And there isn’t just some chron in there, looks like dude smashed half of Humboldt into that big. I’m not sure if he’s fighting Joe Blow, but it looks like he’s getting down with Mary Jane.
And I love that he put his name on it. Right out of the Aldon Smith playbook. Except don’t look for him to go all Smith on it and tweet out “Good try, not me.” Nate’s more likely to tweet: “Bleep you, that’s me.”
Of course it is possible that the bag didn’t belong to Nate Diaz. It could belong to former NFL’er Nate Odomes, or interior designer Nate Berkus, or maybe Diaz borrowed that bag from famous electoral analyst Nate Silver.
But even if he wanted to, it’s a little harder to go with that defense when the dude was vaping at his post-fight presser. And made zero attempts to hide it. In fact, he told everyone that it was CBD, which shows up in cannabis.
“It’ll make your life a better place.” No, Nate, you make our lives a better place.
I love this guy. And while I’d love to see a third fight with Conor, what I really want is to see more Nate. I’ll take anything I can get from this guy, either in or out of the cage. Zero bleeps given.