The Stockton native attended a recent press conference from the UFC to announce the main events for their future events. The main event for UFC 229 was announced, which will see Khabib Nurmagomedov defend the UFC Lightweight Title against Conor McGregor and Diaz wasn’t very happy about that.
Diaz would take to Twitter in an effort to show his disgust for the announcement:
I’m not fighting on that show fuk the @ufc— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 3, 2018
Poirier, who fights Diaz at UFC 230, also shared his opponents sentiment via Twitter:
I ain't fighting on that show either F the ufc— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 3, 2018
Danny Austin of Postmedia got a video of Diaz leaving the press conference and the fighter vented a little more about the UFC 229 announcement:
Nate Diaz is not especially happy pic.twitter.com/Ul87o76HAg— Danny Austin (@DannyAustin_9) August 3, 2018
Former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos also wanted to join in on the fun, but wound up having a minor Twitter battle with Diaz:
I’m not fighting in Argentina too, F ufc --— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) August 3, 2018
U mocking me? How much u get paid ?— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 4, 2018
Jokes on u --
I wasn’t mocking U, just making a joke. Don’t forget you make your money with my bad luck and also don’t forget what I did to you --— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) August 4, 2018
UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.