Renowned UFC veteran Michael Bisping has passionately championed the cause for the induction of the iconic Diaz brothers, Nick and Nate, into the prestigious UFC Hall of Fame. Bisping’s fervent support is rooted in compelling reasons that underscore their worthiness for this illustrious honor.
Nick and Nate Diaz, while competing in slightly different eras, share a captivating blend of audacity and a distinctive gangster persona, both within and beyond the octagon. Their unapologetic attitude and captivating fighting style have endeared them to legions of fans worldwide.
Despite their notable careers, marked by thrilling bouts and memorable moments, it’s essential to note that neither Nick nor Nate Diaz ever clinched a UFC championship belt. However, championships do not define their legacy. Their indomitable spirit, fearless approach, and relentless pursuit of excellence have left an indelible mark on the sport.
Now retired from active competition in the UFC, the question of whether the Diaz brothers should be granted a place in the UFC Hall of Fame looms large. Among those fervently advocating for their inclusion is Michael Bisping, the former UFC middleweight champion.
Bisping’s impassioned stance is unequivocal: both Nick and Nate Diaz belong in the hallowed halls of the UFC Hall of Fame.
“Do these guys [the Diaz brothers] deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? My God, of course. Without a shadow of a doubt. Without question. I say both of them. I think Nick Diaz over Nate Diaz certainly deserves to be there,” Bisping emphatically stated on his YouTube channel.
Bisping proceeds to offer a compelling rationale for his endorsement, underscoring the Diaz brothers’ global stardom and massive fan following. He emphasizes Nate Diaz’s remarkable headlining of several highly successful UFC pay-per-view events. Furthermore, Bisping highlights the everlasting impact these brothers have made on the sport.
“Nate Diaz, of course, is a global sensation. The win over McGregor and the loss to McGregor, they were some of the biggest pay-per-views, and people just love the guy. They love to watch him fight,” Bisping asserts.
Moreover, Bisping envisions a timeless legacy for the Diaz brothers, one that will endure for generations. Their aggressive fighting style, unwavering commitment to preparation, and versatility in the octagon—coupled with a devoted fan base—underscore their undeniable credentials.
“When 20, 30, 40, 50 years pass, 100 years from now, they deserve to be remembered. They stand out as two of the most aggressive games, always ready, always came prepared, always came in shape, dangerous in all areas, great striking, amazing submissions, and just a massive following. How could we forget about those people?” Bisping passionately contends.
Nate Diaz’s remarkable duels against UFC megastar Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal, alongside his daring pursuit of the symbolic BMF title in 2019, are among the highlights that underscore his undeniable legacy.
On the other hand, the elder sibling, Nick Diaz, boasts an equally impressive resume, albeit marred by a five-year suspension due to a failed test. Nick’s career featured an astonishing 11-fight winning streak, culminating in him becoming the Strikeforce welterweight champion. His memorable battles against MMA legends Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva further solidify his place among the sport’s elite.
In sum, the impassioned advocacy of Michael Bisping underscores that the Diaz brothers, Nick and Nate, have etched their names indelibly in the annals of UFC history. Their unique personas, remarkable achievements, and enduring impact on the sport are compelling reasons for their rightful induction into the UFC Hall of Fame.