Nate Diaz Slams UFC After The 25th Presser: ‘I’m Not Fighting On That Show, F—k The UFC’
At today’s UFC 25th anniversary press conference MMA world got to hear the news of Conor Mcgregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fight set for UFC 229 main headliner on October 6.
Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier bout to co-headline UFC 230 on Nov. 6 in New York City was also confirmed.
Diaz was absent from the presser at first and took the stage halfway. To which UFC president being questioned about his whereabouts, he assured reporters he would be showing up soon.
Diaz did his first faceoff with Poirier in L.A. He was promptly asked why he decided to return after a two-years of hiatus from the sport, Diaz was blunt and his response was shot.
“It’s time to go, so it’s time to go,” he said.
Shortly after, Diaz claimed his UFC comeback was held up by legal troubles when asked if his return was motivated by money.
“This isn’t my last fight,” he said. “I’ve been in a lawsuit, so I wasn’t eligible to fight. I don’t know why nobody told you guys that.”
Diaz whose last two fights with Conor McGregor set records for the highest-selling pay-per-views of all-time.
Diaz also offered his insight on fight Poirier, who also clear his voice of demanded a title fight only.
“This is a championship fight right here.”
UFC ended Friday’s press conference with a surprise announcement that Conor McGregor will finally return to UFC Octagon to face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for a blockbuster showdown on Oct. 6 at UFC 229, Diaz walked out the building and said one word on his social media.
I’m not fighting on that show fuk the @ufc
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 3, 2018
Later Poirier also reacted to the news:
I ain't fighting on that show either F the ufc
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 3, 2018
Later he was asked, whether he wanted Conor McGregor trilogy.
“I already won twice, so I’m not worried about it,” he said.
Nate Diaz is not especially happy pic.twitter.com/Ul87o76HAg
— Danny Austin (@DannyAustin_9) August 3, 2018
It’s not clear just why Diaz left the presser early, but it obviously has something to do with Conor McGregor’s return. The brash native of Stockton, Calif. perhaps looking to fight Poirier on UFC 229 card so he can cash in on more PPV points.