The infamous bottle and can throwing incident from UFC 202 press conference started moments after Nate Diaz was walking out of the venue. Conor McGregor arrived almost half an hour late, and while the event that started without him, Diaz says this was part of the reason he decided to leave.
Conor McGregor explains bottle throwing at presser
Conor McGregor spoke about the press conference incident that had people throwing bottles and cans at each other.
“Like I said, that guy, he walked in like he was the show,” Diaz told UFC Tonight. “But when I left the show, the show was over. So who’s the show?”
A couple of weeks back, Diaz also said that the UFC was trying to ‘weed him out’ by booking this immediate rematch as they’re hoping McGregor beats him. He said that they better wish it works out that way, because if not, he’s “taking over”.
“I’m too real for this whole game, and they can’t have a guy like me winning because look at what’s happening,” Nate said, expounding on those earlier statements. “I get paid finally, I’ve been stuck in contracts for years, and they sell the UFC. It’s changing baby, and it’s because of what’s going on here. And if people don’t recognize that, they’re tripping.”
“And the same thing, that’s why they threw me right back in there, they want to weed me out and get me out of here before it gets too big,” he said. “But it’s already an unstoppable force that’s growing at a high pace, so the game is in trouble with someone like me winning. So that’s why. They know, me and they know, that they hope I don’t win.”
“It’s all good either way though because, it’s kill or be killed. Regardless, win or lose, which I plan on winning, my voice is still going to be heard. My mic got too big to not be heard.”
Prior to this bout being booked, Diaz initially held out a little during early negotiations, and eventually received what was said to be a significant pay bump for this rematch. Nate has been vocal in the past about deserving to be paid more, and he believes most UFC fighters are ‘f–king dumb’ and too willing to fight for small money.
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