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Vid: UFC Embedded – The Diaz Brothers Talk Conor McGregor’s ‘Irritating’ Mind Games And His ‘Non-Legitimate’ Trainers

The Stockton duo had plenty to say on Nate’s UFC 196 opponent Conor McGregor on the latest instalment of UFC 196 Embedded.

While Conor’s harsh trash talk at last week’s press conference appeared to largely roll off of Nate Diaz’s back, the lightweight contender did admit to one particular barb having annoyed him. The Irishman’s amusement at Nate’s Jiu-Jitsu training seminars with local kids struck a nerve.

“That’s the only thing that might’ve kinda irritated me. There was no logic and it was uncalled for – seemed real rehearsed – plotting like trying to make a fool out of me.”

“You got a fu***ng guy hitting you in the face with a pool noodle trying to promote his own shit, it’s a joke.” Of course, Nick Diaz was referring to McGregor’s training regime with Ido Portal.

McGregor himself, meanwhile, is strikingly relaxed. The juxtaposition of his stay in Cali. before travelling to the fight capital of the world of Las Vegas is clear to see.

“Place to place. Ass whoopin’ to ass whoopin’. Cheque to Cheque.”

That’s his plan, and it’s sure worth sticking to.

A slew of appearances from the likes of Chris Weidman and prelim headliner Diego Sanchez (who’s greatest night can be seen here) makes this one of the most star-studded installations of the series to date.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.