Nate Diaz UFC 202 Exclusive Interview
UFC welterweight Nate Diaz speaks exclusively to BT Sport‘s Caroline Pearce. About how his life has changed since the win over Conor McGregor at UFC 196 in Las Vegas. Nate talks about how he doesn’t want to fight just anybody anymore and will only take fights for big deals. He also expresses his annoyance at the media and the UFC. Trying to follow the narrative of Conor’s comeback rather than his own success.
Nate talks at length about his newfound fame since beating the featherweight champion. About how now in his hometown he is recognised a lot more than before. Doing the rounds on the major television shows and making a name for himself outside of the sport.
He talks about the UFC trying to push him into taking another fight soon after he had just fought McGregor. But Diaz was having none of it and was not taking any fight to save the UFC’s bacon. Nate talks about how he doesn’t necessarily want to fight at all and doesn’t enjoy ruining people’s days. But it’s something he has to do and has done twenty-five times for the UFC.
The Media Spinning Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor
Nate goes on to talk about people now calling him out, especially on social media. But for him, he is now the big show and people need to make sure they say his name aloud. He is no longer that fighter struggling to make big fights, as he is now the fight money fight, period.
He goes on to talk about how the UFC and media are spinning his fight with Conor McGregor. As a fight between a featherweight and welterweight, adding that Conor is fighting a man thirty pounds heavier than him. But in reality, Nate Diaz is and has always been a 155 lb fighter, who from time has had to fight bigger men. So scrub that narrative of little man vs big man, it’s mono o mono at UFC 202.