Nate Diaz Erupts on UFC, Unleashes on Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nate Diaz may or may not be fighting at UFC 230 in New York after he blasted the promotion on Friday and had words for both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov as well.

Nate Diaz is booked for UFC 230 in New York but whether he shows up or not is a whole other discussion.

On Friday, Diaz made his return to the UFC for a fight against Dustin Poirier at the upcoming card on Nov. 3 in New York. During a press conference to promote the remaining schedule for 2018, Diaz revealed that the reason he’s been out of action for the past two years stems from a lawsuit where he was battling his former manager for profits from his fights against Conor McGregor in 2016.

Diaz claims that lawsuit was just wrapped up a month ago, which is why he’s finally booked to fight again.

Before the press conference ended, UFC president Dana White turned to an overhead video screen where the main event for UFC 229 was announced as McGregor will also return to the Octagon for the first time since 2016 as he faces lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

During the video package, Diaz got up and stormed out of the arena and then unleashed a tirade aimed at the UFC for not showing him support while he was forced to the sidelines while McGregor has been handled with kid gloves the entire time he’s been away.

“This is what I’m saying about the under promotion from this company,” Diaz shouted. “They’re bad mouthing me saying I’m turning down fights all this time when I’ve never turned down a fight in my life. Then they’re all backing the other guy when they got a lawsuit but now I got a lawsuit and it’s like ‘Nate’s turning down fights’.

“F–k the UFC. F–k all this s–t. If I feel like it, I’ll fight.”

From there, Diaz turned his attention to Nurmagomedov and McGregor.

Diaz has obviously engaged in a pair of massive fights with McGregor that pulled record breaking numbers on pay-per-view for the UFC. Add to that, Diaz has gone back and forth with Nurmagomedov as well and even got involved in a brawl with the undefeated Russian at a World Series of Fighting event back in 2015.

“I whipped one’s ass and I slapped the f–k out of the other one,” Diaz said about McGregor and Nurmagomedov. “So they’re both my little b–ches. F–k, right in [Khabib’s] face, he didn’t do s–t. Scared for his life, him and all his Russian friends. He’s supposed to be from a third world country. N— I’m from Stockton.

“He got his ass slapped, he didn’t do s–t. All their eyes lit up. His whole team, all f–king p–sies.”

Diaz definitely didn’t hold back after the press conference ended but as of now his fight against Poirier is still scheduled to move ahead for UFC 230 in November.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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