Nate Diaz reminds fans that he’s not a welterweight
UFC 202 main-event competitor Nate Diaz accepted a fight against Conor McGregor just a week before UFC 196, and due to the short notice, the bout was contested at 170 pounds instead of the originally planned 155 pounds.
Diaz would go on to win that bout before accepting a rematch, again at welterweight, in part because McGregor wants to prove he can beat Diaz under the same conditions.
But after all of that, Diaz is wondering why the UFC is labelling him as a welterweight.
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Diaz has fought all but five of his 29 professional fights at 155 pounds and has fought for lightweight titles in two different promotions. He’s often said the welterweight division belongs to his brother, Nick, and reiterated as much when his name came up as a potential opponent for Robbie Lawler and Georges St-Pierre.
Diaz, who is ranked fifth in the lightweight division, might have to take a page out of McGregor’s book and contact the "poster department" about the misclassification.