Conor McGregor had strong words for almost everyone in the combat sports world in his exclusive pay-per-view interview in Manchester, England last night, but the Irishman really homed in on Nate Diaz.
McGregor ranted about Diaz being Floyd Mayweather’s ‘b*tch’ for sucking up to the boxing great on social media.
“Nate’s a b-tch. Nate’s a f—king b-tch, and let me tell you why,” McGregor said to a sold-out crowd on Saturday (h/t Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting). “I had the biggest respect for Nate – and I still have big respect for Nick, he’s out doing his thing – but when [Nate] took that phone call or that video call from Floyd Mayweather, and was like, ‘hello Floyd’s fans,’ he was Floyd’s b-tch that night. I was like, you f*cking p*ssy. You absolute p-ssy.
McGregor, who fought Diaz in back-to-back welterweight bouts last year, said he would have immediately accepted a trilogy fight with the Californian if he had stood up to Mayweather on Facetime.
“When he had that video call, he should’ve been on the other end of that line, and when Floyd was saying ‘you made McGregor tapout,’ he’s like, ‘yeah I did,’ and Floyd is saying, ‘I’m going to finish the job’ — he should’ve said, ‘shut your f—king mouth or I’ll strangle you too,’ and then post that everywhere. And then all of a sudden, it would’ve been like, f—k Floyd. It would’ve be me and Nate again. But he was Floyd’s b—ch that night. He was Floyd’s employee that night. So look, f—k Nate. F—k Nick. F—k the Diaz Brothers. And if you want to be down with the Diaz Brothers, then f—k you too.”
‘The Notorious’ was submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 but rebounded with a majority decision win in the rematch at UFC 202. McGregor dropped Diaz several times during the bout and said his face has been drooping to the left ever since.
“Look, he took a hell of a lot of smacks that night (at UFC 202),” McGregor said. “His face droops to the left. Look at him. Look real close at him. His face droops to the left now. You don’t take them left hammers all for 25 minutes and come back normal. He was not normal in that phone call.”
McGregor ended his rant by saying that Diaz has fallen to the back of the line but assured the audience that he would throw down with his rival one more time.
“I was expecting a different situation, but I couldn’t believe it when I watched it. I watched like 10 minutes of it, and Floyd’s like, ‘hey Nate, say hello to my fans.’ You f—king b—ch. It’s the biggest b—ch move I’ve ever seen. So whatever, it is what it is. Now you’re back in the queue. Now you’re at the back of the queue.”
“Don’t get me wrong, me and Nate will throw down again, 100 percent. It’s one apiece. We’ll finish it off. I’d imagine it will be for the lightweight world title, 155. It could be like a skeleton wrapped in cling film. If his team is wise, they’ll talk him out of it. They’ll say, ‘you’ve made some money, your face is drooping to the left, your speech is slurred. Chill now. Enjoy the money.’ But they’re not the most intelligent people, so I’m sure me and Nate will go again.”
Much of the focus was on McGregor’s potential super fight against Mayweather, and the UFC lightweight champ said that his next fight will ‘100 percent’ be in the boxing ring.
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