His fight against Michael Johnson was just made available by UFC Brasil. Imo, it was the last time we saw Diaz in his best shape ever. His previous fight to this, against Dos Anjos, he came in a little heavy. After that beating he took from leg kicks & takedowns... Nate must've known that he was backed into a corner by both the company & the community. From Dana & the "needle mover" comments, to the AC fiasco with his brother & preventing Nick from cornering him, etc.... He knew he had to put his foot on the gas against a truly dangerous, fast & well trained south paw with not much notoriety behind his name. This is the fight that set up the famous post fight interview which led to his name being thrown into the hat for the McGregor fight. Imo, it's a good way to gauge how sharp & strong Nate could potentially come in for the Mcgregor rematch. Johnson is not a small man & he is no doubt one of the fastest, if not, THE fastest fighter at LW. Plus, he's a south paw, whose tough as fuck & comes out quick. Sound familiar? I understand that this fight is at 155. But with the adequate amount of time to prepare, the cut to 170 will be healthier & cleaner (no tequila shots). A little bit of me wants to see Nate spoil everyone's hopes & dreams & just go in for an early opportune take down & choke him out before Conor even realizes he's in a fight. Prime BJ Penn style. "Hilo Style"