UFC 202 will go down in the history books as one of the most exciting events of our generation. The main event rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz was a fitting end to the Las Vegas card that featured tons of great fights. Earlier Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson starched Glover Teixeira in the co-main event and Donald Cerrone put away Rick Story with conviction. The headlining bout was really the clincher for UFC 202.
Building on their UFC 196 classic, McGregor and Diaz had plenty of bad blood between them. The Stockton Jiu-Jitsu ace had submitted ‘The Notorious’ on just 11 days notice, and the Irishman was desperate for revenge. Furthering their feud was the story line between both stars and the promotion.Previously Diaz had complained about low pay for years, and McGregor had his own beef with the promotion after UFC 196.
‘They Are Trying To Get Me Out Of Here’
In typical Nate Diaz fashion, the Cesar Gracie product claimed the UFC was out to get him. According to him, the promotion was unhappy with his win over Conor McGregor. That was the reason for the immediate rematch being made just days after their first fight. Once McGregor had earned the majority decision win at UFC 202, Diaz turned the tables. Requesting a trilogy fight, the popular Stockton native was shot down by UFC president Dana White.
Eventually White revealed that McGregor had a choice between defending his featherweight belt or fighting Eddie Alvarez. Clearly no prizes for guessing which option the Irish star will go for. With ‘The Notorious’ now eyeing a lightweight title bout, Diaz stated he wouldn’t fight again until he’s booked for a third time against McGregor.
Following the UFC 202 main event, Diaz landed himself in potential trouble with USADA. After being filmed blazing up CBD oil at the presser, the possibility of a mandatory ban is very real for Diaz. Responding to being shut down on his hopes of a third fight, the ever popular 209 brawler took to Instagram. Here’s what Nate Diaz had to say to Conor McGregor:
If USADA eventually decides to ban him, perhaps the timing will work well.