Nate Diaz claims he kicked off ‘the beginning of the superfight period’

August twentieth marks the 5 yr anniversary of Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2, the fourth largest battle in UFC historical past. Flip the clock again to when it occurred in 2016, and it was the largest pay-per-view in UFC historical past, solely eclipsed by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor in 2018 after which the 2 Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier fights in 2021.

So it’s a reasonably large deal.

To mark the event, Nate Diaz took to Instagram and humbly recommended he kicked off the tremendous battle period. And you understand what? He’s probably not incorrect on that.

“UFC 202 Diaz vs McGregor 2: The beginning of the tremendous battle period,” Nate wrote. “You’re welcome Floyd, the Paul sisters and youtubers around the globe. It’s a brand new day in age I advised you I used to be altering the sport, Ariel Helwani. I may not get the credit score, however I’ll take the motherf—kin credit score. Don’t overlook earlier than I fought Conor I used to be the largest title he ever fought too.”

He additionally went on Twitter to say the sequence with McGregor wasn’t actually 1-1 because the official report stands.

To which McGregor responded:

Now we have little question {that a} third battle between the 2 could be enormous, and may simply be the right bout to lastly maintain after McGregor comes again from that dangerous leg break suffered in opposition to Dustin Poirier in July. What do you assume, Maniacs? Any curiosity in a rubber match 5 years on?

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