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Morning Report: Nate Diaz feels disrespected by UFC and fans making ‘ridiculous’ excuses for Conor McGregor’s loss

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Nate Diaz doesn’t sound happy for a guy who allegedly made millions of dollars choking out Conor McGregor at UFC 196.

The upset win certainly helped Diaz’s Q-rating, but he’s not exactly basking in the glow of a higher profile.

“I feel like, honest, I feel like the UFC wants to weed me the f**k out of this position,” Diaz told ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto. “I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that. Sorry. I feel like a lot of people are coming at me now. I see them making a lot of excuses for [McGregor], and I think it’s kind of ridiculous.

“I don’t think it’s just the UFC. It’s everybody. People are saying, ‘Oh, [McGregor] is great, he’s accepted the loss so well.’ If I would have lost, people would be saying, ‘piece of s**t shouldn’t have accepted the fight.’ I don’t mean to be bitter, but there are a lot of excuses being made for this guy. He’s talking about winning the first round. There are five rounds in a fight. Who gives a s**t if you won a round? You lost.”

McGregor told TMZ earlier this week that he’d be interested in a possible rematch with Diaz at some point. The UFC featherweight champ claims he won the majority of the nine-minute bout before Diaz sunk in a rear-naked-choke late in round two.

Diaz sounds more interested in a rematch with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who scored a unanimous decision victory in their 2014 catchweight bout.

“I’m thinking probably the lightweight title fight, whatever is biggest,” Diaz said. “The biggest thing with Lawler and GSP — I would have been all about those fights and I am, but at the same time, my brother [Nick] is coming back and those are his fights. Those are Nick Diaz ….View full article

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