Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Nate Diaz will be facing Conor McGregor once again at UFC 200 in a rematch of their UFC 196 fight.
Diaz was the one that won their previous clash on March 5 via a rear-naked choke hold, causing the Irish-born fighter to submit in what was one of the shocks of the night. The American's victory earned him Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night, but it's McGregor that has been receiving most of the attention after the clash.
Now with the rematch confirmed for UFC 200, Diaz believes this is UFC's way of believing the result of their previous bout was an accident, and that they're providing McGregor another opportunity to change the record.
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He said, according to ESPN: "I swear to God, the UFC thinks it was an accident or something. They think it was an accident, and now they're saying, 'Let's get Nate back in there and take him out before he gets any bigger.'
"I don't think so. I've fought everyone in the UFC, and they better give me some m-----f------ compliments if I win this fight."
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Come July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, if Diaz wins, then UFC needs to start showing him the credibility.
Dana White accepted McGregor's demand to have the rematch and to have it at 170 pounds once again as well, in order for him to try and set the record straight in the same manner which the original fight took place.
ESPN reported that Diaz said: "Since that last fight, have you heard any praise for me from Dana or the UFC? None at all. How much praise has that m-----f----- got? I've never lost a fight and not wanted to fight the guy 10 minutes later. The UFC is pumping him up again, saying he wants to redeem himself and giving him all this credit for it. It's like, dude, I've been obsessed with every fight I've ever lost. This is a gift for him to get it right away.
"He's saying he's obsessed? Welcome to my life, m-----f-----. That's the game, and I've never gotten my losses back."
Diaz did say he is glad McGregor decided the fight should take place at 170, otherwise it would make the Irish man look like a weak loser. He also believes he can beat anyone from his weight up to heavyweight. So it will be interesting to see what he decides to do after this fight. Win, lose or draw.
UFC 200 can't come soon enough.
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