There will be a lot of trash talking between these two!
Just a day after Rafael Dos Anjos had to withdraw from the fight with Conor McGregor UFC was able to find a quick replacement. The man that called out Conor McGregor a while ago – Nate Diaz. Nate Diaz is coming off a big win against Michael Johnson, the bout took place just 2 months ago at UFC on Fox 17 – Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2. In a fight where Nate was a huge betting odds underdog but was able to frustrate Johnson and force him to exchange punches, with Nate having the longer reach he was able to connect at will on Johnson in the 2nd half of the fight to score a unanimous decision win. When Joe Rogan interviewed Nate in the cage after his fight the first thing that Nate did was calling out Conor and there was a lot of foul language involved! Fox actually censored some of the words he used in his rant.
Nate Diaz now gets his wish when he gets to meet Conor McGregor on March 5th as the replacement for injured Rafael Dos Anjos, who ended up breaking his left foot in training.