Nate Diaz has been fairly quiet of late, since his planned UFC 200 bout with Conor McGregor was scrapped. Diaz met with UFC President Dana White and owner Lorenzo Fertitta last week, in a meeting that reportedly didn't go so well for the UFC.
Diaz spoke to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting on a special edition of the MMA Hour this afternoon. During the interview, Diaz said that the meeting didn't go as badly as TMZ had reported. However, Diaz said that he wanted different terms than what he'd agreed to for UFC 200.
"I said, That was one of the biggest fights you ever had on 10 days' notice, and he's the biggest draw that you've ever had, and I just beat your biggest draw,'" Diaz said. "So, if you don't mind, I would like to be compensated better than I was the last time they were trying to offer me."
Diaz cited his strong numbers when he appears on FOX cards, as well as UFC 196 being the second-highest selling PPV in UFC history as reasons why he asked for more money.
"It seems like this is a pretty big deal, so can I be compensated for this?" Diaz told Helwani. "They weren't the happiest about that, but they're not talking to me about it right now, so we're working on it and we're going to get it figured out. I think they thought that this is the new deal, this is a new fight. That was UFC 200, this is UFC 202 now. I said yes to 200, and I wasn't happy with it. I was rushed into the last thing anyway."
You can see Helwani's full interview with Nate Diaz above.