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Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

UFC 202: Nate Diaz Says UFC “Can’t Have a Guy Like me Win”

Nate Diaz (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Nate Diaz has argued many times that the UFC brass favors Conor McGregor, and the outspoken fighter hasn’t changed his opinion, as the biggest fight of his career nears.

Diaz will take on Irish superstar Conor McGregor tonight at UFC 202, and if he wins, it will mark the second time he’s defeated the featherweight champ. The Stockton fighter appeared on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight” this week, and once again, Diaz argued that the UFC does not want him to win (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):

“I’m too real for this whole game. They can’t have a guy like me win. Look at what’s happening. I get paid finally, and they sell the UFC. It’s changing because of what’s going on. That’s why they threw me back in there, they want to weed me out and try to get me out of here. It’s already an unstoppable force that’s going. The game is in trouble with someone like me winning. They hope I don’t win. It’s all good. Either way, it’s kill or be killed. Win or lose, I plan on winning and my voice will be heard. I got too big not to be heard.”

In the past, Diaz has been an outspoken critic of what he and other fighters get paid. After he submitted McGregor at UFC 196 in March, Diaz reportedly held out for more money, before agreeing to an August 20th rematch.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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