At some point Nate Diaz realized that stepping into the cage and throwing down was just about fighting, it was about making money, too. So he decided he wanted it.

Which is great, because according to Dana White, Diaz got boatloads of cash for taking on Conor McGregor on short notice. And now, when asked who he wants to fight next – Robbie Lawler or Georges St. Pierre or someone else, the answer is riddled with dollar signs.

As per ESPN:

“I’m thinking probably the lightweight title fight, whatever is biggest,” Diaz said. “The biggest thing with Lawler and GSP — I would have been all about those fights and I am, but at the same time, my brother [Nick] is coming back and those are his fights. Those are Nick Diaz fights. I’m not trying to step on his shoes. We’ll see how things play out. As far as rematches go, I lost close decisions and never got a rematch.

“I’m not asking for anything. I’m demanding more than everybody. I want more than everybody, straight up. Money talks. I want the biggest fight. Whoever I’ve got to fight — the biggest show, biggest payday — that’s what I want.”

Say what you want about Diaz, but he’s certainly earned the right to command that cheddar.