ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

This game of chicken between the UFC and Conor McGregor just got a new player: Nate Diaz.

UFC 200 was originally supposed to be headlined by a welterweight rematch between McGregor and Diaz. Then, out of nowhere earlier this week, McGregor tweeted that he was retiring from the fight game.

As the situation developed though, it became clear that he was not in fact done with MMA, and was instead engaged in a bit of a backroom brawl with the UFC brass over his involvement (or more accurately, his lack thereof) in the UFC 200 press tour.

Today, the UFC 200 press conference took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and unsurprisingly, McGregor did not attend.

His former opponent Nate Diaz was present though, and despite UFC president Dana White assuring the media that they would find Diaz a new opponent, that doesn't sound like it will be the case.

In fact, Nate Diaz made it crystal clear, it's McGregor or nothing.

“I came to fight Conor McGregor,” Diaz said. “I don’t really have too much interest in anybody else. I don’t have any interest in fighting at all."

"If that Conor fight ain't going to happen, I'm going on vacation," Diaz added.

When asked if he was dropping out if McGregor was out, Diaz answered with two thumbs up.


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