We always knew that Nate Diaz was a character, but it took him beating the crap out of superstar Conor McGregor at UFC 196 for both him to realize his full star potential and for us to see it. Now he’s this near-mythical beast who’s lovable, streetwise and tough as nails. He’s also making the most of this new spotlight cast upon him.

Diaz was a guest on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight”, and when asked about fighting for a belt, he had this to say:

“I think that title thing is a fairy tale. The best fighters in the world are getting paid the best money. The belt is a fairy tale, as far as I’m concerned. That might piss a lot of people off.”

So awesome. The video of the interview is below.