Full Contact Fighter Database







Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Nate Diaz Says he Spoiled UFC’s Plans For GSP – Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Although the UFC has never acknowledged it, there’s been rumours the promotion was eyeing a match-up between Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre. Nate Diaz is adding fuel to that speculation.

For months now, there’s been talk about when and if St-Pierre might return to the Octagon. Since the former welterweight champ is training again, and UFC 200 is right around the corner, many have speculated his return is imminent. Then, when GSP showed up at UFC 196, the same night that McGregor was submitted by Diaz, talk regarding GSP – McGregor reached new heights.

Well, recently Diaz appeared on Chael Sonnen’s podcast, and the outspoken fighter said this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“I put a big old hole in that sh*t,” Diaz said. “What do you guys think that I’m some game to be played with? I’ve been in this game for too long to f*ck with.

“Yeah, they had GSP there. We’re gonna have this big old GSP-McGregor show bullsh*t. I don’t even want to hear about that. GSP is gonna come out of f*cking retirement to fight this little ass Conor McGregor? What the f*ck? This is all just a freak show now…”

On Wednesday, the UFC confirmed that Diaz – McGregor II will headline UFC 200 on July 9th.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:12 am
Have a comment about this story? Please share with us by filling out the fields below.

Comments are closed.