Nate Diaz is about to get another huge payday after a rematch with Conor McGregor was booked for the main event of UFC 200 on July 9th, but the Stockton star has questioned the UFC’s motivation for booking it.
“I swear to God, the UFC thinks it was an accident or something,” Diaz, said in an interview with ESPN. “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.”
And there you have it. Even though Diaz is reported to have banked a few million dollars for his short notice fight with McGregor at UFC 196 last month, and has since indicated that he wants more big-money match-ups, at the root of it all, the 30 year-old is still fighting to get the respect he believes he’s due – in particular from the UFC brass.
“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.”