UFC 229: Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor fight announcement

  • UFC 229: Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor fight announcement

UFC 229: Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor fight announcement

The 30-year-old was ordered to perform five days' community service last week after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct following a disturbance at a UFC media day in April.

The popular Diaz (19-11) hasn't fought since that majority-decision loss to McGregor in August 2016, but he agreed to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight bout in NY at UFC 230 on November 3.

In a video interview this week, the San Jose-based Nurmagomedov touted his belt and his dominance in pushing the UFC to properly pay him in accordance with McGregor, the organization's leading draw.

The UFC did not disclose the terms of the fight agreement.

The last time McGregor was in the Octagon, he scored a 2nd round knockout over lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to become the first fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously.

"I'd love to fight in Madison Square Garden again, but I believe this one will be in Las Vegas".

As well as what Dana White has dubbed the "biggest fight in UFC history" there are several other must-see bouts coming up on BT Sport in the coming months, including Darren Till's welterweight title fight on 8 September. Also with Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier confirmed for UFC 230, it'll be interesting to see if either fighter is part of the presser. He blamed an unspecified lawsuit as a reason he was gone from the UFC for so long.

Since then, McGregor's return to the UFC has been teased but the two sides couldn't come to an agreement.

"Hey, man. I told Colin I wouldn't ask you for tickets, and he absolutely lost it!"

The Russian fighter's father and lifelong coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, says he hopes nothing similar to the incident in Brooklyn unfolds in the build-up to the fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 6.

Added Poirier: "We're going to show up, I promise you that". In the interim, Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the lightweight division by storm.