UFC 202: Nate Diaz Says Conor McGregor Was “Shortcut” to Big Payday, After “B-tching About my Contract For Six Years”
By FCF Staff
Nate Diaz has repeatedly said over the years that he and other fighters don’t get paid enough, and finally, the Stockton fighter is cashing some big checks.
Diaz fought Conor McGregor this past March, in what was one of the promotion’s biggest fights in history, and submitted the Irish star in round two. Now, Diaz and McGregor are scheduled to rematch on August 20th, and the bout is also expected to be massive.
Recently the promotion held a media call to promote UFC 202, and here is some of what Diaz had to say about his financial compensation (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I’m not one of those guys who sat around here f*cking taking contracts. I’ve been bitching about my contract for the last six years. I’ve been going through hell, so I knew I was going to get mine. When it was time to get mine, I was going to get what I was going to get regardless, and I had a plan to do it. It’s not thanks to Conor that I got all of this, but I’m going to say that was a shortcut.”
UFC 202 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.