clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Joe Rogan wants the UFC to book Nick Diaz vs Conor McGregor

Joe Rogan would want to see Conor McGregor fight Nate Diaz's older brother, Nick.

Esther Lin

Joe Rogan took to social media recently to talk about a match up that he would be interested in after the events that happened at UFC 202. According to the UFC commentator, if it was up to him, he'd put Conor McGregor in against Nate Diaz's older brother in Nick.

"If I was running the UFC, this is the match I would be trying to make," Rogan wrote on instagram followed by a bunch of $ signs.

If I was running the @UFC this is the match I would be trying to make

A photo posted by Joe Rogan (@joerogan) on

Nick Diaz's suspension for marijuana has just ended, and we could be seeing the UFC star make a return soon.

As for a possible McGregor match, it doesn't seem to have the best timing as of now, with Conor likely dropping down to 155 or 145 next, and a trilogy with Nate would be looming afterwards as well.

Weight would also be a main talking point whether it would be in negotiations or during the build up to this hypothetical match up. McGregor made a big deal about fighting a ‘much bigger man’ when he took on a natural lightweight in Nate at 170 lbs. Nick would be considerably bigger, as the 33-year-old is a former Strikeforce welterweight champ who has competed up to middleweight multiple times.

That said, I would be lying if I claimed I wouldn't be excited to watch that. Rogan is right about it being another big money match up for the Irishman, and we’ve definitely seen crazier match ups in this sport.

It is also worth mentioning that UFC 209 happens early 2017, and I'm pretty sure people will be clamoring for at least one of the two Diaz brothers to headline that event.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bloody Elbow Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your MMA and UFC news from Bloody Elbow