McGregor Slams Diaz for Mayweather Loyalty
Conor McGregor may have expressed admiration for Nate Diaz after their two fights in 2016, but it appears he has changed his tune. At his Q&A session in Manchester on Saturday, McGregor slammed Diaz for the way the Stockton fighter handled a FaceTime call with boxer Floyd Mayweather.
When talks of a fight between Mayweather and McGregor heated up a few months ago, Mayweather shared a recorded call with none other than the last man to beat McGregor in the cage, Nate Diaz. While Diaz has been lobbying for a third fight with McGregor, he was cordial and friendly to Mayweather during the call. That did not sit well with McGregor.
“Nate’s a b*tch. Nate’s a f*cking b*tch, and let me tell you why,” McGregor said. “I had the biggest respect for Nate – and I still have big respect for Nick, he’s out doing his thing – but when [Nate] took that phone call or that video call from Floyd Mayweather, and was like, ‘hello Floyd’s fans,’ he was Floyd’s b*tch that night. I was like, you f*cking p*ssy. You absolute p*ssy.
“When he had that video call, he should’ve been on the other end of that line, and when Floyd was saying ‘you made McGregor tapout,’ he’s like, ‘yeah I did,’ and Floyd is saying, ‘I’m going to finish the job’ — he should’ve said, ‘shut your f*cking mouth or I’ll strangle you too,’ and then post that everywhere. And then all of a sudden, it would’ve been like, f*ck Floyd. It would’ve be me and Nate again. But he was Floyd’s b*tch that night. He was Floyd’s employee that night. So look, f*ck Nate. F*ck Nick. F*ck the Diaz Brothers. And if you want to be down with the Diaz Brothers, then f*ck you too.”
Though McGregor appears to have lost much of his respect for Diaz, that does not mean he is opposed to settling the score in a trilogy fight down the line. He says that their rematch will be contested for McGregor’s lightweight title, but the weight cut and prior damage Diaz has taken will take their toll on him. McGregor advises Diaz’s team to convince him to give up his pursuit of the third fight, but he knows that isn’t going to happen.
“Don’t get me wrong, me and Nate will throw down again, 100 percent,” McGregor said. “It’s one apiece. We’ll finish it off. I’d imagine it will be for the lightweight world title, 155. It could be like a skeleton wrapped in cling film. If his team is wise, they’ll talk him out of it. They’ll say, ‘you’ve made some money, your face is drooping to the left, your speech is slurred. Chill now. Enjoy the money.’ But they’re not the most intelligent people, so I’m sure me and Nate will go again.”