Nate Diaz explains why he walked out of UFC 202 pre-fight press conference

August 18, 2016 8:13 am by Evan Bell
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Wednesday afternoon at the UFC 202 press conference, things went from bad to worse when UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor arrived.

While many were glad to see McGregor show up to the press conference, even if he was nearly 30 minutes late, UFC superstar Nate Diaz wasn’t too happy with McGregor being on his own schedule.

Diaz and McGregor shared the stage for just minutes before Diaz left, returning with his entire team, who began throwing things at McGregor. The press conference was quickly cut short as UFC President Dana White and a security team attempted to control the situation.

He spoke on UFC Tonight to discuss the situation:

“Like I said, that guy [McGregor] walks in like he was the show. But I thought the show was over, so I left the show.”

“I’m too real for this whole game, and they can’t have a guy like me winning because look at what’s happening,” he said. “I get paid finally, I’ve been stuck in contracts for years, and then 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. But it’s already an unstoppable force that’s going 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 I cannot be killed and 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.”


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