People make it seem like Diaz is a bum fighter like Dada. Diaz is a triathlon athlete who just destroyed Michael Johnson. His last loss was to the champion in a fight that went to a decision. Pettis lost 2 in a row. Cerrone initially accepted then went AWOL, also got demolished by Diaz and RDA (a step down for Conor) Khabib couldn't fight Ferguson in March, but can all of a sudden fight Conor in February? Plus he has a scheduled fight with Ferguson (contracts matter people) Ferguson is scheduled to fight Khabib, but would be a good choice other than Diaz. But as far as draw-power, Diaz completely trumps Ferguson. Diaz is the most marketable fight in this situation, and Conor loves the money.