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Watch: Nate Diaz Describes How Poor His Preparation Was Before Facing Conor McGregor

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz punches Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Nate Diaz shocked the world on Saturday night, defeating Conor McGregor at UFC 196 after taking the fight on just two weeks’ notice. The American fought in December, but then was not training for a fight until he got the call to step in for the injured Rafael Dos Anjos with a fortnight to go.

In the aftermath of his submission victory over the featherweight champion, Diaz spoke of how poor his preparation for the fight truly was.

“Yeah I think I could have done better with a [full training] camp. I don’t think [any] shots would have landed.

“I didn’t have any sparring.

“I was just in a yacht two weeks ago and they called.

“The good thing is I got sick in Mexico and I didn’t eat for three days, so when I got home I was kind of light.

“They called, so I said, let’s make this weight.”

Diaz also spoke about his future plans, and how he intends on spending the money from Saturday night.

Video via UFC.

Diaz now has his choice of opponents, with many believing that he will get a title shot against either Rafael Dos Anjos at lightweight or Robbie Lawler at welterweight.

Meanwhile, McGregor is likely to return to featherweight, and defend his title against José Aldo or Frankie Edgar.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.