Nate Diaz pre-fight mentality: “I’m probably gonna get knocked out”

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After fighting professionally for over a decade, UFC superstar Nate Diaz knows that anything can happen in a fight.

Ahead of his UFC 202 rematch with Conor McGregor on August 20th, Diaz made an appearance on The Conan O’Brien Show, where he explained his preflight mentality:

“I write it off from the beginning like, ‘I’m probably gonna get knocked out,'” Diaz said. “Just take that and accept it. And then go in there and make it happen. When it doesn’t happen, when you come out with a win, that’s pretty exciting.”

“They’re all full of it. I’m a realist, man,” Diaz said. “I accept the fact that there’s a probability you’re gonna get taken out and it’s gonna be pretty embarrassing. I accept that and go out there and don’t let it happen. And hopefully come out on top.”