UFC 196 News: Nate Diaz causes stir, accuses Conor McGregor, everyone of using steroids

By Peter Erick Magbanua@dakelsmb on

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was fuming when he was accused by challenger Nate Diaz during their press conference of using steroids together with the other fighters in the organization.

In the video of press conference that can be seen on YouTube, McGregor was saying that he has no problem with his weight when Diaz cuts him off by saying that “everybody” in the organization, including McGregor, is on steroids.

Thus, causing a huge uproar from the Irish fighter as he slammed the American and even strike a chord on Diaz that two of his teammates namely Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields were the ones found on steroids.

“Steroids? What you talking on steroids…don’t put my name on steroids I’m major against that…I’m not on steroids, I’m just an animal. Your two teammate were on steroids…Your two boys. Did you know that they were taking that stuff?,” McGregor shouted on Diaz.

The press conference was the first meeting for the two fighters for their much awaited clash on March 5 which will be held at the MCG Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. With the feisty words thrown at each other, their fight will surely be a market hit.

Diaz fights McGregor inside the Octagon as a replacement for Rafael dos Anjos, who backed out of the fight after suffering an injury to his left foot during training.

Diaz has been fighting at the lightweight and welterweight class with a record of 18 wins, four by knockout, 11 by submission and three by decision. He has also 10 loses to his name while McGregor is at the featherweight and lightweight class and will bring in a fight record of 19 wins with 17 by way of knockout, one by submission and one via decision. He also has two loses to go with it.

The Diaz-McGregor fight will have a co-main event that will also feature women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm making her title defense against Miesha Tate.

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