Nate Diaz Was Drinking Tequila – Not Training – Before Fight With Conor McGregor

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When Nate Diaz accepted a welterweight bout opposite reigning featherweight champion the “Notorious” Conor McGregor on just 10 days notice, many had wondered what kind of shape the Stockton native would be in.

UFC President Dana White had assured us that the younger Diaz brother was training for a triathlon, claiming that he was in “phenomenal” shape ahead of the scrap.

With Diaz’s second round submission of McGregor at UFC 196 now in the past, it doesn’t appear as if White’s statements were true.

In fact, Diaz took to his official Facebook page earlier today, admitting that he was on a Yacht in Cabo taking shots when he received the call and the offer to face the Irishman:

I wasn’t trainjng for a triathalon before this fight I was on a yacht in cabo gettin my chillax on wit my dude @…

Posted by Nate Diaz on Monday, March 7, 2016

Does this make Diaz’s performance any more impressive, and was White simply trying to sell the fight with his statement?