Joe Rogan had to cut off the post-fight interview!
After almost a year of absence Nate Diaz appeared in the octagon at UFC on FOX 17 and scored a great win over Michael Johnson via unanimous decision. Shortly after, in a post-fight interview he didn’t follow the usual scheme and said not a single word on his win, opponent and other related things. Instead, Diaz addressed Conor McGregor in a passionate yet too expletive speech.
‘The Notorious’, who terminated Jose Aldo at the UFC 194 headliner, strongly considers moving to the lightweight division while retaining his featherweight belt. The most obvious opponent for McGregor is Rafael dos Anjos who dismantled Donald Cerrone in only 66 seconds in the opening round of the UFC on FOX 17 main event. But that couldn’t stop Diaz from making his case.
Here’s what Nate Diaz actually said: “Conor McGregor, you’ve taken everything I’ve worked for, motherf*cker! I’ma fight your f*cking ass! You know what’s the real fight, the real money fight… Me! Not these clowns you’ve already punked at the press conference! Ain’t nobody wants to see that, you know you’ve already beat them motherf*ckers! That’s the easy fight. You want the real shit, I’m right here!” And that’s when Joe Rogan cut him off saying “You can’t talk like that on FOX”.
Later, at the post fight presser Diaz was more restrained but none the less clear: ”They pulled me out of the rankings when I was ranked No. 3. I just fought dos Anjos and ‘Cowboy’ and now I just beat No. 5-ranked. I had reason to take this fight. I think if we’re gonna see a fight that people want to see, it’s gonna be that fight with Conor McGregor. We could do that shit tonight. Whenever. Next week. That’s my motivation. I plan on doing well when I do fight.”
Rafael dos Anjos also spoke on McGregor’s possible change of the division: “Conor McGregor has been saying he wants to come to my division. I think it will not be a smart decision for him, but if he wants to come I will be happy to welcome him.”
Conor McGregor wasted no time to react on dos Anjos words and Diaz’s rant with a brief statement on Twitter: “Line them up on their knees with their hands out. I want them to beg me.”