Conor McGregor evened up the score against Nate Diaz after winning via majority decision at UFC 202, and now both men hold a victory apiece over each other. Diaz, however, has been in disagreement about the outcome, and has been vocal about it during his post-fight interviews.
He also expressed his intent to have a rubber match against "The Notorious", but apparently, it is not a top priority anymore.
Speaking to Chael Sonnen during his recent appearance on the former’s "You’re Welcome" podcast (via MMA Fighting), Diaz says he is in no rush to make the third fight happen since he believes he was the rightful winner of their previous encounter.
"It's whatever to me. I won the fight. I'm not jumping for joy for round three," Diaz said. "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."
As of the moment, Diaz says he is taking a break and would only come back for another crack at McGregor. But at the same time, he says he will be stepping up to the plate, upon the advice of his elder brother Nick.
"Nick is my fearless leader so I do whatever Nick tells me to do. But yeah, I don't know what they're doing with him right now, I don't know what they're doing with Nick right now," Nate said. "I'm just over here enjoying the rest of this summer."
"Nick's the leader. If Nick tells me to go fight Joe Blow, I'll fight Joe Blow. I'm a soldier man and that's the general."