Here’s what Diaz had to say:
“I’m not interested in it at all. I’m interested in winners. He lost his last fight and I won my last fight. You think I’m trying to fight someone who just got his ass beat all over the place? I’m a black belt in jiu-jitsu. That sh*t wouldn’t happen to me.”
Diaz scored a second-round submission win over McGregor at UFC 196 in March of 2016. In the rematch a few months later at UFC 202, McGregor won a majority decision over Diaz, who hasn’t fought since.
Diaz is now 34 and has flirted with fighting a few times over the past few years. That said, he’s failed to step back in the octagon. Now he says he wants a fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov:
“Three years went by and then they start expecting me to start screaming for f***ing Conor as soon as he loses? Nah, dude, I won that last fight. I’ll fight Khabib. Then Khabib is playing like I have to win something to get to him. I’m like, ‘What are you talking about, dude? You have to win to get to me. I slapped you.'”
However, Diaz now claims he’s done with the lightweight class anyway.