Nate Diaz says f--k the belt, he just wants to beat Ben Henderson

May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Nate Diaz before his lightweight bout against Jim Miller during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. Nate Diaz wins by submission in round two Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Credit to Nate Diaz, he knows how to keep it simple.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) took one step closer to clearing up the murky waters that represent the lightweight division's title picture, now that Ben Henderson narrowly defeated Frankie Edgar in their UFC 150 rematch last weekend in Denver.

Keep the line moving.

That means "Bendo" will next defend his 155-pound strap against the division number one contender and former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Champion later this year, but as Diaz explains to the fine folks at Inside MMA, this isn't about winning the belt.

"I train with guys just like that. Athletic guys, strong guys. It's definitely gonna be a good, hard fight. It's time to fight for a title. I'm gonna do what I could to win that belt because that belt gives me ... I'm tryin' to do it for my team and f--k the belt, I'm tryin' to beat the number one guy in the world and that's him right now."

Hear more from Diaz, as well as Henderson on their upcoming scrap, after the jump.

For more on Henderson's win over Edgar click here. To see how Diaz became the lightweight number one contender click here.

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