Nate Diaz posts video showing his partying antics before McGregor fight

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In the lead up to his UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and his team attempted to convince the wider world that he was in good shape despite his lack of preparation.

They did this by claiming Diaz had been training for a triathlon when he received the call to fight McGregor and was, therefore, already fairly well prepared for the challenge.

Video evidence

Now, though, having emphatically seen off the Irishman this past weekend, Diaz has revealed what he was really up to when the UFC came calling. He even included video evidence via his official Instagram account.


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Speaking just hours after defeating McGregor, Diaz had hinted that his February trip to Mexico had been more pleasure than business, and the sight of him sinking shots in the video above confirms that was definitely the case.

Considering that, at the same time Diaz was relaxing in Cabo, McGregor was in the midst of a well-planned and disciplined training camp, it makes the American's dramatic win even more impressive.

Diaz's post-fight boast about his lack of preparation for the UFC 196 bout isn't likely to sit well with his Irish rival either, and that is probably exactly why he chose to upload the footage this week.

When you add the fact that Diaz also suffered what sounds like food poisoning while in Mexico, his lead up to the MGM Grand fight was anything but orthodox.

With Rafael dos Anjos not pulling out as McGregor's original opponent until just 10 days before the fight, however, there wasn't exactly much Diaz could have done differently.

When he was champaigning and campaigning with his friends, he had no idea one of the biggest fights of his career was just around the corner.

Moving forward

The laid back approach clearly worked for the 30-year-old this time around, but he will likely revert back to the traditional training camp schedule for his next fight.

Who that will be against remains to be seen. There have been reports recently that Diaz himself would like to fight Georges St-Pierre at UFC 200. Considering, though, that the legendary fighter is currently retired, that may prove difficult.

Another name that has been mentioned - aside from a McGregor rematch - is dos Anjos himself. With the Brazilian stating last week that he is around six weeks away from returning to training as he recovers from his broken foot, a fight later this year is certainly plausible.

UFC fans: Who do you want to see Diaz and McGregor fight next? Have your say in the comments below...

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