Nate Diaz says UFC 196 numbers proved he was needle-mover all along

Nate Diaz talks to about UFC 196’s numbers proving his status as a “needle mover.”

“I knew that I brought the numbers. When I fought on Fox it was like 3, 4, 5 million viewers every time I fight and headline these Fox shows. That’s where my argument was in the first place. I was like, ‘I see what’s going on here.’ So when I said they were trying to hold me back and trying to say that I wasn’t moving the needles or whatever, I already knew that. I knew the [UFC 196] pay-per-view numbers were going to be huge. My point was proven. [Conor McGregor] brings a big following and he’s got good numbers, too, but that’s why I was saying after my fight with [Michael] Johnson, I was like, ‘You want to see a fight?’ No one pays attention. That’s why I had to demand that [expletive] and express it and come off the way I did, so I could try to get a fight. Now they can’t deny it, the whole needle-moving thing.”


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