nate diaz should lose headerNate Diaz has a lot to think about come this Saturday.

With one of the biggest pay-per-view events closing in this weekend, everyone is talking about Nate Diaz versus Conor McGregor. Diaz was able to pull off a major upset with his submission victory over McGregor and because of the nature of the first bout, this fight is tracking to be one of the biggest matches in UFC history. McGregor was great early while Diaz was great late. It makes for the perfect kind of rematch, one in which no one truly knows what the outcome will be. While the first fight pushed Diaz into super stardom, could a loss come Saturday night benefit Diaz more than a win? Let’s face it, if Nate Diaz were to lose this fight come Saturday there’s no way that the fans, the UFC executives, and the fighters themselves wouldn’t want to see a third fight take place. It would certainly make for a brilliant trilogy match one that would go down as one of the greatest in combat sports history. It would also be the most lucrative option for Diaz who has constantly complained about wage issues throughout his career. The first fight saw Diaz rake in a ton of cash and this rematch is sure to do the same. Now does that mean I’m suggesting that Nate Diaz should throw this fight? Not in the least. A win is a win after all and in this crazy sport there’s nothing like collecting a fat check while getting your hands raised in victory to boot. The Diaz brothers have traditionally been proud fighters who are willing to put it all on the line in order to have bragging rights. But despite the pride, despite the bravado, there comes a time when you have to think on business and what would be more beneficial: seizing glory or getting paid? Who do you think the winner will be come Saturday night? Let us know by hitting up our comments below or head on over to our official Facebook and Twitter.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.