This is classic Nick Diaz, and it’s damn hilarious…
Conor McGregor is once again the talk of the town, this time it’s UFC 205 that has everyone fired up. After hearing the UFC featherweight title would go undefended for the third fight running, many fans and fighters have been up in arms.
When McGregor defeated Jose Aldo for the belt at UFC 194, it was clear the division was moving on. Few expected ‘The Notorious’ to face Nate Diaz at welterweight, but that happened twice, and now he’ll fight Eddie Alvarez at 155 pounds.
Following the recent trend of money over rankings, McGregor vs. Alvarez should come as little surprise. Fighting against Nate Diaz for the second time at welterweight only really happened because of the success of UFC 196.
Plenty of fans make the argument that ‘McGregor has beaten no one,’ in the lead up to this huge title fight at UFC 205. Facing the top guy at 155 pounds in New York, while the 145-pound belt festers, is proving to be very offensive for some.
Nick Diaz claims McGregor’s wins in the UFC have been all about ‘advertising,’ as he blasts the Irishman while talking to Bloody Elbow.
Nick Diaz Ain’t Buying It
“He’s not [great], though. On paper, he’s not. Who are the 145-pound fighters who he beat up? Nobody good, in my opinion. Just a lot of commercials and advertising. How many black belts has he tapped out? When he was talking s**t back-and-forth about fighting Floyd Mayweather…like, you have already lost to two guys who are not on a legitimate level.
“That just tells me, look, you ain’t ever going to be the best. You already lost to two f**king guineas. I ain’t ever losing to somebody who lost to some f**king little Irish land guineas. That’s fact, that’s on paper. And in gym, you can see what kind of work he has put in. He ain’t working with nobody — he ain’t working with no black belts. Has no legitimate trainer.”
While the promotion plans their first card in New York, so much is on the line for everyone involved. Three titles at stake in the lightweight, welterweight and women’s strawweight categories.
Arguably the future direction of the promotion hangs in the balance, and we recently learned about a ‘left field announcement’ coming from Conor McGregor. Most information points towards the Irish star taking a year out after UFC 205. What can we expect after the Madison Square Garden show? Mayhem, regardless of the results.
UFC 205 Fight Card
Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor (for Alvarez’s lightweight belt)
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson (for Woodley’s welterweight belt)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (for Jedrzejczyk’s strawweight belt)
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson
Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman
Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Raquel Pennington vs. Miesha Tate
Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy
Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal
Thiago Alves vs. Jim Miller
Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian