Nate Diaz, who has fought McGregor twice in the UFC, firmly believes that the whole idea of the super fight is nothing more than wolf tickets.
“Why is Mayweather telling everybody that McGregor has a chance? Man, they’re selling that hard. Man, that’s wolf tickets,” Diaz said on The MMA Hour. “Remember wolf tickets? You guys are selling that hard and I’m not buying it.” It’s all a f—ing hype game and the UFC is in on it, too. What does it do? It brings boxing back alive, it brings MMA alive. It’s the only thing going on and it’s only because it’s the only thing going on. And they’re selling it like that.”
In his two bouts with McGregor, the Stockton native earned the win at UFC 196 and then suffered a defeat at UFC 202.
Even though they have competed twice inside of the Octagon, the youngest Diaz brother still has a lot of dislike for the Irishman.
“I’m not a disrespectful little d—head, is what’s what. I got respect for people and I’m not gonna mouth off unless they’re mouthing off to me. I’m not a little a—hole. That guy McGregor ain’t got no respect for nobody, that’s the thing,” Diaz continued. “And that guy got where he’s at by being a disrespectful little s—t. But either way, I’d have whooped your ass in a boxing match, McGregor.”
Diaz himself has gotten licensed to box as well in the states of Nevada and California.