When Nate Diaz talks you possibly can normally guess it’s going to make headlines.
Unsurprisingly, the Stockton star had some issues to say about Conor McGregor after his defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
talkSPORT was in Abu Dhabi to witness McGregor’s knockout loss to Poirier and the Irishman was understandably dejected after the defeat, however promised to return to the octagon and be extra energetic.
It’s believed that McGregor and Poirier could have a rematch and full their trilogy this summer season and Diaz can’t consider UFC are attempting to present McGregor one other probability.
“What they’re making an attempt to do is deliver him again from the lifeless, once more,” he informed ESPN.
“That’s what they do. They’re going to deliver him again from the lifeless for them. I don’t suppose you possibly can pay me sufficient cash do s*** like that anymore. I felt like, yeah, if that’s what they need to do, that’s no matter.”
McGregor avenged a loss to Diaz in 2016, and with him presently 1-1 with Poirier, UFC president Dana White was fairly open about making an attempt to make McGregor and Khabib II ought to McGregor have triumphed. That ship has now sailed.
“What I’m nonetheless trippin’ off, too, is the rematch. They at all times attempt to rouse up my file too,” Diaz continued.
“I’ve acquired 11 losses. They usually need to discuss how I’ve acquired all these losses, proper? I might attempt to rematch all these losses and by no means had been they even thought-about or talked about. Like, ‘Don’t even ask. Goodbye.’
“[McGregor] will get completed by me, he will get a rematch. He will get completed by Khabib [Nurmagomedov], they’re making an attempt to present him the rematch.
“The entire battle off of this, Dustin Poirier for a rematch, was for him and Khabib.
“After which he misplaced to him they usually’re speaking a few rematch. This man simply will get rematches [all the time]. That’s loopy.”
Diaz is true, however there are the reason why McGregor will get possibilities.
Simply on the examples Diaz gave; his rematch with McGregor drew 1.6 million buys, the joint-second highest purchased UFC pay-per-view ever alongside – look forward to it – Porier’s and McGregor’s rematch.
The primary purchased UFC PPV on that record was McGregor versus Khabib at UFC 229 as nicely, so no marvel they needed to make the rematch.