Unsurprisingly, Nate Diaz says he wasn't precisely impressed with Dustin Poirier's current TKO win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
In his interview this week for ESPN, the youngest of the Diaz brothers didn't hesitate to discredit Poirier's good efficiency, affirming that his victory over the Irishman was primarily accountable for the poor administration of the latter's battle.
According to the Stockton native, Conor McGregor wouldn't have realized the teachings of his loss to him at UFC 196 and his misplaced boxing battle to Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
“I think it was less about Dustin doing something amazing and more about Conor getting bored,” Diaz mentioned.
“It's my private opinion, I believe he paid for his punches. He had his head within the bag for my part. I assumed he had given up. I believe he nonetheless makes the identical errors. “
McGregor would subsequently have exhausted himself wanting to finish it too rapidly …
Nate Diaz additionally took the chance to place himself towards a attainable trilogy between McGregor and Poirier, including that the UFC ought to finish its preferential remedy with the previous two-time champion. He then defended his case, making it clear that he might take over from the Irishman as a hit machine for the Big League.
“They are trying to bring him back from death,” he mentioned of the UFC leaders. “They have at all times pointed the finger at my document and my 11 losses. I attempted to have revenge for all these defeats. They by no means thought-about them. ‘Don't ask, you've got misplaced'. And 95% of them had been selections that I hardly misplaced. I received the vast majority of them, so why wouldn't it be out of the query for me to have rematch with somebody as we speak? “
“This guy got killed by me, he got killed by Khabib.” They constructed this complete battle towards Dustin Poirier simply to do that rematch with Khabib, and he ended up shedding, and now they're nonetheless speaking about rematch. Is this man simply going to be provided revenge? This is insane to me. I believe Conor is nice and he does his stuff, however it's all in regards to the timing, and like I mentioned, it is beginning to line up. It's time for one thing totally different (…) ”.