In the 22 fights of Nate Diaz, he always wanted to have a shot at revenge. Compiling a 14-8 record, Diaz has fought the likes of Dong Hyun Kim, Clay Guida, Joe Stevenson, Benson Henderson, Rory MacDonald, to name just a few. The only time he got a rematch was against Gray Maynard.
UFC 196 was a big day for him as he was able to score a win over Conor McGregor via submission courtesy of a rear naked choke in the second round of that fight. It was supposed to be dos Anjos vs McGregor for the lightweight belt, but the former had a foot injury forcing him to pull out of the match and allow Diaz to step in his place.
As reported in Yahoo Sports, Diaz though is not thrilled with the questions being thrown at him when his rematch with Conor McGregor was announced. The fight will headline UFC 200 to be held on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena.
“I’m tired of hearing this shit. Everybody’s talking that even Dana White is pushing it out there that they admire this,” Diaz lamented “Yeah 100 percent he wants redemption but guess what? I’ve been 100 percent on redeeming myself in every loss I’ve had. They were like ‘Don’t even call. You’re not getting a rematch.”
After the UFC 196 match, White had mentioned that Diaz might make a good challenge for welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. Diaz then brought up the idea of a rematch with Dos Anjos, who defeated him in 2014.
“Without a question I asked for a dos Anjos rematch but they want to baby McGregor. They give him whatever he wants,” Diaz said “I’m not going to hold out like everyone else. I’m going to get down to business, slap this and then be on my way and get my rematches.”
Aside from Diaz v McGregor II, UFC 200 also features another rematch in Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar.