The fight may be over between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz (for now), but the team rivalry is still strong.
Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, revealed on The MMA Hour that he was one of the targets Team Diaz was after during the near-riot that erupted at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference (see it again here).
In fact, Danis said he was the main target of Nate’s water bottle throwing during the melee. Something Nate himself confirmed during the post-fight presser, criticizing the jiu-jitsu expert for training for training with the enemy, so to speak.
“The jiu-jitsu coach he has, we, I’m going to get that motherfucker, man. That guy is on my hit list. This is American and he’s over there representing with him. And then he wants to try and loc up at the press conference like he’s hard. That’s the reason all them fools got rushed up at the press conference is because they rolled in acting like they’re the hardest shit in town.”
Danis, meanwhile, doesn’t understand why Nate has a personal vendetta against him, but didn’t back down one bit, saying that if the Stockton slugger wants to go toe-to-toe in any arena, be it jiu-jitus or MMA, he’s more than happy to oblige.
“I don’t know what that means that I’m on his hit list. But if he wants to do a jiu-jitsu match or MMA, I will fight him in MMA if he wants. He can do a CM Punk with me and bring me into the UFC to be my first fight. I’ll fight him in a couple of months, whatever he wants to do. I don’t know what he means by I’m on his hit list, but any combat he wants to do, I’m ready to step in there ….View full article
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