“That Conor McGregor has just been saying the same s*** that I’ve been saying for five years,” said Nate Diaz.
Nate Diaz, who returns to the Octagon this Saturday night against Michael Johnson at UFC Orlando, today went on a bizarre rant at Conor McGregor, claiming the Irishman had stolen his act.
Speaking in front of the gathered press at the UFC Orlando open workouts, Diaz began proceedings by complaining about his absence from the promotional poster for the event.
He then drew a stick-figure portrait of himself onto the backdrop, complete with an autograph and a “#1” inscription.
After then talking down the abilities of both the main eventers this weekend, Donald Cerrone and Rafael Dos Anjos, Diaz turned his attentions to Conor McGregor.
He started off by saying that McGregor had been mimicking him: “That Conor McGregor has just been saying the same s*** that I’ve been saying for five years.
“When he says s*** like that, the UFC are like, yeah let’s push it. When I say s*** like that they are like, put him on the end of year card when no one cares.”
“He nicked my act, saw the blueprint and ran with it.”
Despite having been beaten by Dos Anjos in his last outing in the Octagon, Diaz then told the UFC and McGregor where the ‘money fight’ is for the new champion in 155lbs division.
“He talks all that money-fight s***, then he knows where it’s at.
“(McGregor’s) gonna fight (Cerrone) or (Dos Anjos)? These guys who got punked out (by McGregor) at that press conference?
“That ain’t no fight. He already beat them. That’s a win (for McGregor). If he wants a real fight, he knows where the money fight’s at. It’s right here.”
Whether Diaz is the money fight or not, McGregor isn’t short of volunteers to welcome him to the 155 lbs division.