The conference call starts at the 5:45 mark of the video below, but takes awhile to really get going in terms of building up the main event of UFC 202.
Conor talked a bit about how this time around he has been holed up training while Nate has been the one making the media rounds. This time it’s Nate appearing on all the talk shows and making the media appearances, something that has been difficult to get either one of the Diaz brothers to do in the past.
In contrast to the usual way he speaks of his opponents, Conor spoke highly of Diaz’s ability, including his experience, durability and range.
Conor would also admit that the strategy of trying to knock Nate out that he used in UFC 196 was ill-advised, but surprisingly would later make the prediction that this time he will KO Nate in the second round and “return the favour”. If Conor is expecting to do that, he might find himself facing the same result as he did at UFC 196.
It took awhile for Nate to get a question, but when he finally did he was asked why he wanted this fight. Nate made it perfectly clear that all he wants is big money fights and nothing else. His brother Nick has echoed similar statements regarding his own career recently.