Coming off the historic weekend in the sport of boxing, the great debate as to who will be Conor McGregor’s next opponent seemingly ruled in favor of a trilogy bout with Nate Diaz.
After record setting pay-per-view buys and fight purses it seems that everyone wants a piece of the pie, and why shouldn’t they?
It is estimated that the August 26 pay-per-view fight between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., did 6.5 million buys, the most in the history of combat sports.
Should McGregor return to the UFC he is expected to defend his lightweight championship, but there is also that highly entertaining third fight with Diaz waiting in the shadows.
Coach Richard Perez returned to Submission Radio to discuss McGregor’s loss to Mayweather, McGregor’s boxing skills, rumors of Diaz fighting McGregor at UFC 219.
He also discussed Nate’s time on the sidelines, if he is willing to fight anyone else, relationship with Mayweather and wanting to box. Perez continued to talk about the McGregor trilogy fight in boxing, how much money Nate deserves, and more.
So how much would Diaz want to take the fight?
“At least $20 million, $30 million,” Richard Perez told Submission Radio. “Come on. UFC’s making a whole lot of money.”
“They’re giving more to McGregor, so it’s not fair because it takes two in that ring to draw a crowd.”
Diaz has not competed in the UFC since his UFC 202 rematch lost to McGregor in August 2016. McGregor is currently serving a 60-day suspension as a result of the Mayweather fight. Should these two compete for a third time under the UFC banner it could be the biggest fight in the organization’s history.