5 years in the past, Dana White wasn’t also impressed with Nate Diaz for “not staying a needle-mover”. But after two huge fights versus Conor McGregor and a gain above Anthony Pettis at UFC 241, the UFC president is now expressing in any other case.
“Yeah, rather rough to deny (his superstardom),” White advised media customers through the UFC 241 publish-fight scrum. “He’s a needle-mover now.”
White particularly took note of Diaz’s 3-yr layoff then profitable towards a former champion like Pettis.
“You have to communicate about the layoff,” he reported. “You have to talk about that this child has not fought in three decades. He looked a minimal tough in the 1st spherical, seemed like he gassed out at the end of the 1st round, way too. And then completely transformed his sport plan and started off to battle his battle.
“Then once he obtained there, he generally did what he wished from one particular of the best ten men in the entire world following a a few-calendar year layoff. Really damn impressive.”
Diaz, now 20-11 (with 16 wins by stoppage), needs a fight against Jorge Masvidal subsequent.