If you look at his record, the first thing that comes to mind are all the ups and downs. But the truth is, Nate Diaz is a badass, and sometimes – when he puts it all together – he’s pretty awesome.

On Saturday Diaz is stepping up to face Conor McGregor at UFC 196, a late replacement in a bout that originally had McGregor facing Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight belt. But the Brazilian got injured, so now we get a fight that has a ton more heat (seriously, did you see the press conference?).

We can only hope that the “awesome” Diaz, like the one in the video below, shows up.