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Nate Diaz clarifies Twitter callout of UFC: ‘They had me doing a little run-around’

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Nate Diaz caused a minor stir in late July when he tweeted his apparent displeasure with the UFC the day after appearing on Conan.

After taping a segment alongside a pre-recorded message of a trash-talking Conor McGregor, Diaz announced that the “UFC played me again,” accompanied by the hashtag “trust nobody.” However, on Friday, Diaz chalked the situation up to a simple misunderstanding.

“It was just some behind-the-scenes stuff that they were not telling me about and hiding from me,” Diaz said on a UFC 202 conference call. “They had me doing a little run-around. I was just trying to get home and train. I didn’t want to be out there for that long. It all worked out though. I had training out there and it was just like [McGregor] said, it’s a distraction when you’re out there.

“Like, f*ck this sh*t. I mean, that stuff is all good and fun after a fight, but before the fight it’s like, I’m not in the mood to sit here and answer silly ass questions and play silly ass little sketches and roles when I’ve got this sh*t going on. But it all got worked out and everything is all good.”

Diaz and McGregor are scheduled to rematch their infamous first bout on Aug. 20 at UFC 202, and this time around it is Diaz who is hitting the media circuits while McGregor largely stays out of the limelight. After appearing on Conan, Diaz also filmed a man-on-the-street sketch for Jimmy Kimmel Live! that saw him prank unsuspecting fight fans who picked McGregor to win.

For his part, McGregor has gone through this song and dance before, and he is happy to see Diaz finally get his due after spending over a decade in the game.

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