Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields was quite confident that his teammate Nate Diaz would be able to defeat Conor McGregor on short-notice at this past weekend’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas.
The former UFC welterweight title challenger, who now fights for the World Series of Fighting promotion, told Sherdog Radio that he bet and won money on his long time teammate Nate Diaz on March 5:
“I absolutely thought Nate was going to win. I went and bet money on him. There were things I was worried about. Like the fact that Nate was in Cabo right before the fight. Him and [Gilbert Melendez] were out in Cabo, drinking, eating, you know, having fun and partying, not training, so that was in the back of my head. Nate’s a cardio freak, so I was like, ‘Well hopefully that doesn’t hurt him.’ I definitely thought Nate was gonna win. I think Conor’s a great fighter, but I think he got a little overhyped.”
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