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18th Dec 2015

Nate Diaz accuses Conor McGregor of stealing his in-your-face style…

The money fight

Darragh Murphy

Imagine, for a second, a world tour with Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

It’s not exactly a likely scenario but the potential for trash-talk would be ridiculously exciting.

Diaz takes on Michael Johnson at UFC on Fox this weekend and, during a media scrum ahead of the bout, he claimed that ‘The Notorious’ is merely repeating his own actions and words to gain attention.

“Conor McGregor’s been saying all the same sh*t that I’ve been saying for the last five years,” Diaz said as filmed by MMAJunkie. “And the UFC is pushing that.”

“And then when I say some shit like that they’re like ‘put him behind the banner, put him on the end-of-year card.'”

Clip via QuickTutorials

McGregor has spoken about a desire to move up to lightweight in the UFC and that’s something that Diaz would welcome as he believes the Irishman stole his trash-talking style.

“That’s what that guy did,” Diaz added. “He peeped game, he stole the blueprint on what to do and he’s spitting it out.

“He’s doing a good job of it but I’m the money fight. That shit came from right here. But they’re backing it and hiding me behind the corner.

Clip via ConorMcGregorFans

“They know where the real fight’s at and he knows when he talks all that money fight shit, he knows where it’s at. It’s right here.

“It’s not these funny guys that are fighting in the main event [Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone]. The main event’s right here.”