Nate Diaz exclusive interview on return, Conor McGregor rivalry | UFC 241 | ESPN MMA

ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto sits down with Nate Diaz for an exclusive interview prior to his fight vs. Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. Order UFC 241 here
(8:24) Diaz opens up about his prior fight selection and why he feels he's always been deserving of top-tier opponents. (13:35) Okamoto asks Diaz about his history vs. Conor McGregor and how it changed his UFC career. (21:11) Diaz discusses being accused of turning down fights, (27:50) explains why he considers he has a win over Dustin Poirier and (30:00) revisits his history with McGregor, including if he believes a third fight could be in the making.
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  1. Curious Floyd

    Curious Floyd

    5 timer siden

    I’m getting tired of Nate pissing and moaning about his entire career. He NEVER thinks he loses a fight... always underpaid... never respected...🙄... go away cry baby This guy cannot put together a coherent thought... very irritating to listen to him RAMBLE on from one incoherent thought to another. Nate... take the marbles out of your mouth!

  2. Anthony Reinke

    Anthony Reinke

    7 timer siden

    Real talk from a real fighter!!! That's a bad man.

  3. Deacon Mack

    Deacon Mack

    8 timer siden

    Nate and Nick are marketing nightmares because they don't give a f*** and they won't play politics with the industry. That's the main reason Dana loves Connor, he's marketable

  4. James K

    James K

    11 timer siden

    This is the most honest fighter in UFC. Speaks from the heart, no bullshit.

  5. Ms B.

    Ms B.

    12 timer siden

    I dont see anyone just not love Diaz! Nate Diaz is the best UFC fighter! STOCKTON 209!!!

  6. Freckle Mouth

    Freckle Mouth

    13 timer siden

    Is there a version of this interview without the fucking beeps? I can’t watch this one after only 5 minutes. I can handle bad words...

  7. Dox16


    16 timer siden

    Dude Nate is the man, "if you fight for a paycheck you deserve to get your ass kicked." So true!! Fight because you love the sport or get wrecked.

  8. rfisher1985


    20 timer siden

    Keep Pushing Nate. You deserve your respect.

  9. ReptiLife


    23 timer siden

    I legit hate this interviewer. I remember he was in a group of interviewers interviewing Nick Diaz. N Nick wasn't feeling itm this bitch kept rolling his eyes n making faces. Luke he couldn't believe y nice was doing or saying in bg the interview. Back when he fought Carlos Condit. Just a fake bitch. Now all oh he I love u guys. U guys r so cool. Dumb pussy ass mf.

  10. Frank L

    Frank L

    Dag siden

    This dude has the same look in his eyes as Mike Tyson. Watch tyson interviews then watch this one. They are so much alike. People who have seen some $hit!!!

  11. Blackheads TV

    Blackheads TV

    Dag siden

    I like this dude who does the interviews. He’s pretty chill and isn’t like Ariel

  12. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler

    Dag siden

    This interview feels like a psychological assessment.

  13. Kevin Snyder

    Kevin Snyder

    Dag siden

    People saying nate is a 10th grade dropout from the ghetto.. I've never met a 10th grade dropout who has used the word 'ostracized' before. Must be the chronic.

  14. Sonny bernis

    Sonny bernis

    Dag siden

    The post fight question ""since u think these fighters suck why not keep busy and beat them?""" And then this dumbass asks the question ""people say u dont wanna be active is there a reason why??"".... The diaz brothers have been saying the same shit for yyyeeeaaarrs......""i wanna fight someone who is willing to bring it, i want a fight that motivates me"" Nate and Nick have always fought to entertain the fans and expose the MMA community on how wack it is to just hug someone and win by points. The Diaz pick the most dangerous fighters who are willing to make it a bloody and full action fight

  15. Dalmatinac3


    Dag siden

    Its like talking to the most uneducated man in the world. Its just stupid. Blah.

  16. christian herlihy

    christian herlihy

    Dag siden

    Best fighter ever

  17. Sonic Boom

    Sonic Boom

    Dag siden

    i remember watching nate fight on tv when this shit wasn't even Famous

  18. Luke Crenshaw

    Luke Crenshaw

    Dag siden

    Nate Diaz is the realist motherfucker in the UFC! People's champ

  19. nicoduran98


    Dag siden

    Dawg what a powerful fucking quote. 31:15

  20. Evan Saber

    Evan Saber

    Dag siden

    Nate looks fucked up even before the fight lmao

  21. Joseph Drozd

    Joseph Drozd

    Dag siden

    20 minutes in. All this is is nate Diaz bitching about how much he's been wronged so far. This guy never asked him the questions he's answering. I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm honestly asking, why do people like this guy? He's made lots of money, he DID stop fighting for three years, he IS popular, like wtf. And he constantly wants to have things both ways. "Haven't been in the game for three years and still top in the rankings" as if he's so good people can't help but recognize the skill. Ok great. Then at the same time he won't stop bitching about how he doesn't get recognized. Like which is it, is everybody else a dumb cunt for not recognizing you, or not? Also, in everything he says, it's like he doesn't recognize that the only way the UFC makes any money is because it's a show. So the show is the priority. All the rankings, the talk of "top contenders" blah blah blah, it doesn't actually have any real impact in the world, it's just a show. So yeah, someone who's popular is more likely to get a rematch and special treatment, that's just the way it works, it's not all about you. If it WASN'T that way, then the UFC would be much smaller and you wouldn't be making all this money. How do you work for the UFC all this time and not see that? Whatever, I don't get it. I think a lot of people just romanticize the thug persona or something. If that doesn't just enchant you it just sounds like a guy with a low IQ bitching about how hard it is to be rich and famous. I'm really not even jealous about it I'm happy for him but holy hell, a little gratitude goes a long way

  22. Brad Murphy

    Brad Murphy

    2 dager siden

    Mad respect top Diaz with his skill its true that he should be all over top card fights and i for one am looking for the Masvidal fight

  23. Dion St. Michael

    Dion St. Michael

    2 dager siden

    Thanks Nate. God bless you brother...❤️

  24. Dion St. Michael

    Dion St. Michael

    2 dager siden

    I’ve liked Nate forever. UFC treated him like shit. Plain and simple. Nobody can deny it. And he still looks awesome in the ring.

  25. Orville Story

    Orville Story

    2 dager siden

    14:24 "why did you do that would make you think they made you disappear with the Conor/Mayweather fight"... Ummmm Ripping away the greatest rubber match they could have brought to the people/the fans who've made all the UFC and Dana rich who doesn't want to pay a Diaz brother any of it. If you've watched this sport since Royce shocked the world. You will realize this.

  26. Superhuman


    2 dager siden

    He’s been accused of turning down fights just like Cris Cyborg.... Dana White is such a lier

  27. Christian Estrada

    Christian Estrada

    2 dager siden

    seriously, fuck the UFC

  28. Karlo Veliki

    Karlo Veliki

    2 dager siden

    Gotta love this guy. He is true G of mma(Masvidal also). Not like dagestani chicken called Khabib or irish rooster McGregor who are only brave with a bunch of entourage outside octogon. Nate 🇺🇸

  29. mixintek


    2 dager siden

    Is he retarted! Wtf

  30. Hippy Dave

    Hippy Dave

    2 dager siden

    Nate Diaz is the ultimate badass

  31. Robert McKinney

    Robert McKinney

    2 dager siden

    He said why was nobody calling him out...........come on you KNOW nobody want's to fight you unless they have to! LOL

    • Joe Yo

      Joe Yo

      23 timer siden

      Robert McKinney same with Jorge, who tf gets on the mic and calls him out

  32. yoyo yoyo

    yoyo yoyo

    2 dager siden

    Love Nate, didn't expect he would beat Pettis but had never seen a fight of him before. His win vs Pettis was impressive - looking forward to his next fight.

    • Chad Rich

      Chad Rich

      2 dager siden

      He’s a legend

  33. Max Powers

    Max Powers

    2 dager siden

    Great interview with Nate. Great to see him at the top of his game.

  34. Hindukush


    2 dager siden

    He is a genuine good guy. Just no bullshit straight up good man.

  35. gumenski


    2 dager siden

    Has anyone tested him for brain damage yet? I see a few warning signs..

    • Yanny C

      Yanny C

      2 dager siden

      i believe both brothers have a form of social anxiety

  36. hamzah zziwa

    hamzah zziwa

    2 dager siden

    Nate is the red Mike Tyson

  37. Amunet


    2 dager siden

    Nate the truth diaz

  38. Dtrain


    2 dager siden

    For a vegan he's got a lot of flem.

  39. Art Deco

    Art Deco

    3 dager siden

    Dude is tweaking.

  40. Johannes DeMoravia

    Johannes DeMoravia

    3 dager siden

    I can't understand why he never took 'sucker punch' McGregor to the canvas and throttled more time. Sing it!

  41. Tony Quigley

    Tony Quigley

    3 dager siden

    I'd love if right at the end of the interview, Brett goes "What?" to the whole thing haha "I Sneeze loud and everybody hears it" I like how he gives Conor his Respect and vice Versa

  42. kevie mandiii

    kevie mandiii

    3 dager siden

    Love you brother.... Looking good in Nike☑️

  43. Pablo A Vega

    Pablo A Vega

    3 dager siden

    He may not speak well but you can understand him. The interview was honest and glad that they allowed him to talk even with all the bleeping



    3 dager siden

    Nate Diaz vs kabib 🤤

  45. Debra Mather

    Debra Mather

    3 dager siden

    I just want to give nate a hug. Like a sit next to him on the couch and snuggle hug for a second. Aging well. Winning at life.

  46. Lucky S

    Lucky S

    3 dager siden

    I'm not trying to be an ass or anything but do you think he talks like that because the way he was raised in the ghetto or is this purely brain damage?

    • Minnie Rodriguez

      Minnie Rodriguez

      3 dager siden


  47. mortdeus


    3 dager siden

    Nate Diaz just has that 209 valley dgaf swagger. I was born in Stockton and raised in Manteca, so i understand the mentality. When you grow up rich but in comparison to everybody else it still feels like poverty you get the bizarre outcome where people live their lives on the street but still have self respect enough to have an ego to back it up and not let yourself become a loser. You really don't notice that when you were born into it, but if you go anywhere where there is a serious lack of opportunity you notice two things. Countless single mothers under the age of 25 because all the fathers are in jail or being a deadbeat playing playstation 4 somewhere with 3 of his buddies who don't aspire to nothing.

  48. Gregory Gabaylo

    Gregory Gabaylo

    3 dager siden

    NATE DIAZ act and sounds like ADAM SANDLER

  49. ewan9886


    3 dager siden

    "Beat him again but lost"

  50. barrie Haslam

    barrie Haslam

    3 dager siden

    Can that dude even string a sentence together???

  51. Kevin Bergman

    Kevin Bergman

    3 dager siden

    "I'm just here so I don't get fined"

  52. The Rap Vault

    The Rap Vault

    3 dager siden

    Nate Diaz Mexican American 💪🏽🇲🇽🇺🇸

  53. Try me Now

    Try me Now

    3 dager siden

    Amazing fighter with room-temperature IQ. Hard to listen to after a while.

    • Try me Now

      Try me Now

      Dag siden

      Fair point - they are two separate things. He is both inarticulate and low IQ. But I confess, some of my reaction to him may come from watching him continually pose and posture like an angry 12-year-old. He is obviously appealing to lots of fans. I just don’t get it. Again, amazing fighter, but he seems to be an undisciplined child outside the ring. My 10-year-old might love him and really enjoy the f-word like so many in the arena. F, f, f, f, - crowd goes wild! Simple pleasures I suppose.

    • •

      Dag siden

      Nah he's great to listen to most of the people on here could do it for days, best to listen to than anyone in the game... difference between intelligence and eloquence... he's a straightforward guy. think tyson.

  54. caps201


    3 dager siden

    Love nate. Straight up dude not about these hyped up wannabes that get exposed in the ring. Dude drops nothing but the truth about all the bullshit the ufc says and prints. He can’t and won’t be denied. I’m sure Dana expected him to lose after 3 years. He’s right he’s always been underestimated and the ufc tried to hold him down but once he’s in that octagon there’s nothing the ufc can do to hold him back. Glad he’s back and has this leverage over them. I’ll only buy ppv’s he’s on. The rest of the depth chart who gives a fuck. I used to get them all back in 07 and 08 but tapped out after that era. Nate or nick are the only ones I’ll drop the Ppv money on anymore.

  55. Andy Macedo

    Andy Macedo

    3 dager siden

    He's cool ! Humble and quiet but truthful ! Wanna be the best gotta fight the best - he did it and didn't get any credit or any attention - not that he wanted the wrong attention but inequality in the sport cause of marketing ! Personality difference shouldn't matter in recognition I feel his pain tho ! Can anyone name me one superstar or successful person that didn't need help or to get their chance ? Then to overcome it all be the best and not get a single text or call or the props that you deserve - it's just wrong ! But what goes around comes back around ! Karma is a mutha fucker ! I'd rather be me than anyone in Hollywood or rich or powerful right now - I've been thru torture & there's nothing that I'm afraid of or to face and the worst of my life is over with - the worst for the rest of you is in the horizon ! You can't hurt me anymore ! There's nothing you can suggest or say or try or do that is going to make any difference ! Your fucked ! When this goes down and it will go down soon - your all in big big big trouble ! Personally if I were you guys or a millionaire or billionaire - I'd go to bankruptcy protection right now wait in line for Monday morning ! You will most definitely not be keeping any of your money ! Zero ! And I don't want it but you definitely aren't keeping a dime ! I'll spend the rest of my life in court - paying the entire court system to keep taking your money one after one donating everything ! So once again your making the BIGGEST MISTAKE OF YOUR LIVES ! Instead of just getting the info and figuring out a common compromise and moving forward - we sit and do nothing day after day after day after day after day after day after week after week after month - that's not your life being wasted - "Until it happens to You" wait till you guys lose your freedom and lose every single dime you have ever made ! Kiss it goodbye ! Watch ! Go check my history of what I've said was happening and who was doing what and searches and tell me that I wasn't right dead accurate ! I'm telling you right now on Sunday - I'm taking your freedom and money ! It's going bye bye bye ! Trust me ! I don't care who you are or what you do or where you located I'll find you and your losing EVERYTHING !

  56. oscar morales

    oscar morales

    3 dager siden

    Nate should’ve got the Floyd fight. He’s a way better boxer.

    • nicoduran98


      Dag siden

      oscar morales please......

  57. Jake Murphy

    Jake Murphy

    3 dager siden

    Yes Nate, we know what you're saying

  58. B.C. Trice

    B.C. Trice

    3 dager siden

    Nate talks like me after 6 beers

  59. Michael Pinckney

    Michael Pinckney

    3 dager siden

    Time for DC to retire and have some fun with his family and don't kill yourself in the ring it's time to stop.

  60. MazzInCali


    4 dager siden

    Worst interviewer ever. Fucking clown. Why talk about him hating interviews with worthless questions about it? You stupid fuck, you’re exactly why they hate doing them.

  61. Wesley Adams

    Wesley Adams

    4 dager siden

    A true fighting champion

  62. EarthSurferUSA


    4 dager siden

    As soon as Nate choked out McGregor, he became very marketable. To me from the outside, Nate, it looks to be "your turn" man. Enjoy it. You definitely earned it. I would be willing to bet more people watched this card for the Nate/Anthony fight over Daniel/Stipe fight. I don't let the trash TV into my home, (I have better values then TV does, and I am going to keep them), but the Nate/Anthony fight is the fist results I searched for here.

  63. Douglas Walston

    Douglas Walston

    4 dager siden

    Nate isn’t a polished speaker, he doesn’t put on a show or an act for Dana. He’s not marketable because he won’t be a puppet. Did you listen to the interview about when Nate was younger and his experience not really fitting in with Dana.. but you think what you want. I’m gonna trust Nate. Not to be disrespectful, Nate is too real and not the type to lie. He’s not educated enough and he admits that.

    • Douglas Walston

      Douglas Walston

      3 dager siden

      ^^ no doubt, but this dude gets hit and hits people as hard and efficiently and as often as he can. He doesn’t have time or the want to educate himself on anything other than fighting. That’s focus, that’s a champion. He has specialized in that. Nothing wrong with that. Not taking anything away from what you said. But this is about Nate. I’m just staring who he is, just as he’s proven and stated who he is and why he feels he’s been an outsider. True or not it makes for a good story. The anti hero. People are responding and it resonates with many.

    • EarthSurferUSA


      4 dager siden

      I barely graduated HS, but then I started paying my own way through college part time, while working full time , (no student loans kids). After over 10 years of part time college, including an associates degree and (2) 4 year engineering degrees, (both had a lot of the same classes) in engineering, at the end, I became the first person out of class on test day and still getting a 90% or better on my grade. The moral of the story, your brain is like your body; the more you work it out the better it gets too. If Nate put in half the time and effort for his brain as he had done his body, he would amaze himself. It is human to think. Nothing else can do it. We should never stop learning things.

  64. The Voltage

    The Voltage

    4 dager siden

    He seems like there a bit of Brain damage about

    • EarthSurferUSA


      4 dager siden

      Just the way our public school system wants us it seems.

  65. Erik Larson

    Erik Larson

    4 dager siden

    Lol at "return". ESPN showing how nub they are. The Diaz clowns are all about the drama out of the cage. They like to run their mouths and fight about every 3-5 years. So, we will see him ACTUALLY IN A CAGE FIGHTING again in 3-5. Bet.

  66. hockeynmma1992


    4 dager siden

    This dude finally getting the recognition he deserves..

  67. Life messer upper

    Life messer upper

    4 dager siden

    He speech is getting seriously slurred. Time to hang em up. Dude is a warrior. Hope he doesn’t suffer lasting repercussions.

    • Life messer upper

      Life messer upper

      2 dager siden

      Rick Sanchez no he hasn’t. He’s always had a lisp but he’s becoming unintelligible. This is coming from someone who’s watched every one of his fights live since UF

    • Rick Sanchez

      Rick Sanchez

      3 dager siden

      lol he's sounded like that forever bro. shows how long you've been watching UFC

  68. D Borgoe

    D Borgoe

    4 dager siden

    Nate needs to be clearer in what he needs!!! more bigger price fights!!! but needs to be more smarter, in how he wants to move....he acts like the fight bussines go by the rules in his back yard. Nate you are waisting time, thus loosing money. to many personel issues

  69. Alfred Russo

    Alfred Russo

    4 dager siden

    I listen to Nate and I think that he is sick and tired of being ignored for a long time. I reckon that he is right, when McGregor was on fire, the UFC made a big fuzz about McGregor, when Nate gave McGregor his marching orders, no fuzz was made about Nate. The guy deserves to be taken care of by Dana and the whole UFC. Nate needs more recognition. (even the fight he lost with McGregor, I reckon Nate was better on the day) I understand what he is on about

  70. The Ancients

    The Ancients

    4 dager siden


  71. jspreezy


    4 dager siden

    King Diaz thanks for the return

  72. Wasim Khalil

    Wasim Khalil

    4 dager siden

    Nate Diaz all day !!!! Let’s go with the epic win over Pettis - go Diaz brothers !!!! But unfortunately my man DC lost 😢 really wish he beat Miocic again - would’ve bean great for his legacy - but it’s all good his legacy is still up there and solidified but for sure would’ve been crazier with this win

  73. Death Painful

    Death Painful

    4 dager siden

    It's like talking to a 5 year old that could kick your ass.

  74. True - Light

    True - Light

    4 dager siden

    Fuck Connor mans a showman not a fighter! Nick and nate fully 100

  75. 80sOutrunFan


    4 dager siden

    "We can dig around" Nate Diaz - What a cool dude.

  76. Jesse Klopfenstein

    Jesse Klopfenstein

    4 dager siden

    Nate Diaz respect the Lion!!!!!

    • Jesse Klopfenstein

      Jesse Klopfenstein

      4 dager siden

      Your the 👑

  77. Just here.

    Just here.

    4 dager siden

    10:47 “I got everything you need but there’s nothing to do” It be like that sometimes 😂

    • •

      Dag siden

      it do

  78. Fanatics View

    Fanatics View

    4 dager siden

    Did you guys seriously have to bleep the swearing for NOplayer?

  79. Dom


    4 dager siden

    I wanna see Diaz vs Ferguson so bad at 155

  80. acoe Corey R

    acoe Corey R

    4 dager siden

    Nate vs Tony would be dope. Cardio vs Cardio. Unpredictable skill vs unbreakable chin.