Conor McGregor has started his infamous trash talking leading up to UFC 202: Diaz Vs. McGregor 2. “The Notorious” made it known that Nate Diaz “won the lottery” when he beat him earlier this year back in March at UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz.
The trash talking began when Nate Diaz made an appearance on Conan on Tuesday, July 26. While Diaz was having a conversation with host Conan O’Brien, talking about the last time he fought Conor McGregor at UFC 196, O’Brien made it known that McGregor could not make it to the studio, but was able to send them a pre-recorded video response, as reported by MMA Fighting.
“I’m taking this contest very, very seriously. I’ve flown in specific body types to replicate Nate’s skinny, tall frame. The boy won the lotto the last time. He knows it; I know it. Well, August 20 I get my revenge and I look forward to it.”
Conor McGregor went the extra mile on his trash talk without resorting to profanity when he made fun of Nate Diaz’s clothing. He specifically singled out Diaz’s black shirt, one McGregor claims he is always wearing.
“I just hope he’s not up on that stage wearing that stupid black T-shirt that he’s never out of. The boy has been wearing that same damn T-shirt for the past 20 years or something.”
After the video ended, Nate Diaz unbuttoned his dress shirt to show the same black T-shirt Conor McGregor was mocking. He then looked at Conan O’Brien and simply claimed that McGregor “got worked” at UFC 196. Nate Diaz than made it known the same will happen at UFC 202 when they meet again in the Octagon for their rematch.
Saturday, March 5, was a monumental day for many MMA fans, especially those who love to follow the entertainment and trash talk of the UFC. It was a day in infamy as Conor McGregor, the current UFC Featherweight Champion with a winning streak of 15 wins, went head-to-head and toe-to-toe with Nate Diaz. Originally, McGregor was supposed to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Unfortunately, he had to drop out due to injury. Diaz stepped in with just eight days notice. The fight would go up another weight class to the Welterweight Division.
The win catapulted Nate Diaz into superstardom. As for the loss, it did not do anything negative to Conor McGregor’s ego or status in UFC. Many fans realized he was at a disadvantage when he had to go up another weight class, one he wasn’t prepared for, in eight days. As UFC fighter Anthony Johnson once said, nobody goes up two weight classes and does well.
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