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Morning Report: Nate Diaz says “They’d better hope I lose because if I win this one, I’m really taking over.”

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Nate Diaz believes the UFC wanted to “weed him out again” by doing the rematch with McGregor.

The UFC 202 promotional push is about to begin in full.

With UFC 201 in the books, the next UFC pay-per-view event is UFC 202, in just over 2 weeks. It’s an event that happens to have the most anticipated rematch in UFC history, a 170 lb. fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. McGregor is the biggest star in the company so the next 2 weeks will likely be filled with a serious promotional blitz. This started yesterday when UFC Fight Pass put up an interview by Megan Olivi with Nate Diaz where he talked about his first fight with McGregor and their upcoming rematch.

“So when it first got booked I was like, ‘They want to get me right back in there and try to win this back and weed me out again.’ That’s how it felt. I’m was like, ‘Can I just sit back for 8 months and soak up some popularity and some exposure and just go on vacation and do what I gotta do?’ And they were like, ‘We want this’ and I’m like, ‘Why so quick? Whatever.’ Then the deals got done and I was like, ‘Wow. That payday and this payday in that short amount of time, can’t pass that up so let’s do it. But I feel like these guys want to weed me right back out, hoping that I lose. Alright, they’d better hope I lose because if I win this one, I’m really taking over.”

McGregor and Diaz first fought in March at UFC 196. McGregor was scheduled to face UFC lightweight champion Raphael dos Anjos but shortly before the fight dos Anjos withdrew due to injury. On only 11 days notice, Diaz stepped in ….View full article

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