VIDEO | Miesha Tate felt an energy shift to Nate Diaz before UFC 196

March 18, 2016 2:05 pm by Frank Trigg

If you Don’t want to watch the whole video fast forward to the 10:38 mark for the McGregor v Diaz comments.
AND NEW UFC Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate had a front row seat to the trash talk between McGregor and Diaz. Tate felt that Nate took all of the trash talking in stride and paid it no mind.

”I feel like Nate just didn’t really listen to anything that Conor had to say,” Tate said this week on The Fight Network. “It was kind of in one ear and out the other. If he did listen to it, it was really just to make an argument back. Nate just was confident in himself. I felt like I could sense the energy shift from Conor to Nate in the confidence that Nate had.”

According to SportsBooks McGregor was a huge favorite going into the fight even though he was 25 pounds heavier which is two weight classes up from where he previously fought. Diaz on the other hand was fighting one weight class up which is 15 pounds heavier.

When Diaz won by rear naked choke and was interviewed by Joe Rogan directly after the bout he said his now famous ”I’m not surprised, mother f*ckers.” As it turns out, Tate wasn’t too shocked, either.

“It just didn’t seem like the smack talk was fazing him at all,” said Tate, who won the UFC women’s bantamweight title from Holly Holm one fight prior. “I wonder if that made Conor feel a little bit different, because Nate is a totally different fighter than anything that he was preparing for before that fight.”


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