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Nate Diaz may not deserve to be on this list, but considering he finally has the opportunity to prove he's the best lightweight in the world, he's on it.
What it really comes down to for Diaz is finally cementing himself as a great fighter. His cockiness over the years has been somewhat unbearable, but if he can back it up in every single one of his fights, what's there to complain about?
He'll be taking on the very well-rounded Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 5 in December for the lightweight title.
It won't be a cakewalk, but if Diaz can keep his distance and scramble on the ground he should have a good shot at finally cashing the check his mouth has written.
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