Nate Diaz Is Completely Irritated At Conor McGregor Rematch

At the true height of his game following his biggest win, Nate Diaz will be headed for another one of the absolutely massive paydays he’s always looked for in the UFC when he takes on Conor McGregor in the recently confirmed main event of UFC 200.

A large number of serious MMA fans have taken umbrage with the UFC’s choice to reschedule Diaz against McGregor, whom he submitted with a masterful choke at March’s UFC 196; nonetheless, it would still provide Diaz with another pay-per-view main event against MMA’s biggest star.

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Knowledge would dictate that he should be at least somewhat happy, but from the sound of Diaz’ words in a recent interview with FOX Sports, quite the opposite is true. The Stockton native said he’s just sick of how McGregor has been treated in the days after the stoppage loss:

“Completely irritated. I’ve lost decisions that I didn’t really lose and if I asked to get a rematch it was out of the question like are you kidding me, don’t even ask. But this guy is getting praised for wanting a rematch. It’s like get the (expletive) out of here, (expletive), this is the fight game.

“Whoever has lost a fight in the UFC and hasn’t wanted to fight that guy the next day shouldn’t be in the sport. All of a sudden he’s getting praised for losing and wanting a rematch? Get the (expletive) out of here, I’m sick of hearing it.”

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A longtime veteran with a highly respected reputation for both toughness and his outspoken values, Diaz had even more to say to his employers.

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Read on to the next page to see how Diaz blasted the UFC….

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According to Diaz, the UFC is putting non of the promotional hype behind him that they did McGregor, and in a sense that’s even causing a rift between he and his employers:

“”Have you heard any praise out of Dana White or the UFC for me winning the fight at all?” Diaz vexed. “Nothing. At this point it’s not even about me and (McGregor). It’s me versus the whole (expletive) organization.

“I want to work together with them but this is how they’re making it, so what the (expletive)? I’ve got to fight the whole organization?”

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And after UFC 196 brought in a reported 1,500,000 pay-per-view buys, he also won’t buy Dana White’s past proclamation that he isn’t a “needle mover” with his belief that UFC 196 wouldn’t have done nearly as many buys if McGregor’s original opponent, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, was not forced to withdraw with an injury:

“I brought numbers, too. Do you think he would have made 1.5 million pay-per-views with Rafael dos Anjos?” Diaz asked. “No, he would have made 700,000, maybe 900,000 but I got a following, too, (expletive). And he’s getting praised cause he wants a rematch. I should have gotten all kinds of praise cause there’s never been a time I didn’t want a rematch.”

To close out the vocal interview, Diaz noted that he has always stepped up to a higher weight class, something he did against McGregor despite all the praise being given to ‘The Notorious’ for supposedly going up two weight classes against a lightweight:

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“When have I not (stepped up)?” Diaz said. “They’re talking all this praise about him going up two weight classes. Guess what? I went up a weight class, too, (expletive) and he had his chance to beat me already.

“It’s crazy how this is working out. I always took a fight, I always took everybody. I fought everybody.”

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