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Watch: Conor McGregor Responds To Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar On FOX Sports Live

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor joined Jay and Dan to discuss new UFC 196 opponent Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar and much more.

Despite the late change in opponent for his UFC 196 appearance (just ten days to be exact), Conor McGregor is still overwhelmingly confident that he will defeat Nate Diaz, and explained how he came to that conclusion during their staredown to FOX Sports.

“He’s weak in the frame. He is soft in the body and that will be his downfall – he won’t be able to handle the pressure and the ferocity”, McGregor claimed.

The Notorious labelled Diaz a ‘fat skinny Mexican’ during their sensational press conference on Wednesday. In response, Diaz accused McGregor of being on steroids, before implicating the enitre roster. Naturally, the Irishman was aghast at the claims.

“In 2015 I was the most tested fighter on the roster, so it’s a ridiculous statement but whatever, I must be looking good up at this weight [170lbs].”

The hosting duo of Dan and Jay then asked Conor if he felt more ‘powerful’ than UFC President, Dana White. He denied it, but not without getting in a dig at long-time rival Frankie Edgar, who had this to say about the fight selection process:

“I’m pissed that Dana’s insinuating that I ‘refused’ to take this fight, which is bullshit. Just because they asked me doesn’t mean they were going to give it to me because guess what, in July they asked me to take the UFC 189 fight on 15 day’s notice, which of course I accepted, and I still didn’t get it.”

“They [UFC] were going to let this guy hold the 145-pound title, go up to 155, now two weight classes are being held up. And now they’re saying he’s going to go up to 70. This is a circus. The ‘C’ in UFC stands for Conor. This guy runs the show.”

Conor’s response?

“I’m certainly very powerful, but I don’t abuse power and I simply come through time and time again – you’re damn right the ‘C’ in UFC stands for Conor.”

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