Nate Diaz Is On Team McGregor, Says He Appreciates Irishman’s Pre-Fight Antics

Nate Diaz likes Conor McGregor and it is easy to see why.

Both MMA fighters are known for their ability to hype and sell their fights prior to their actual occurrence.

Diaz recently appeared on The MMA Hour where he discussed McGregor’s uncanny ability to promote his own fights and last month’s UFC 189 World Press Tour finale where McGregor stole Jose Aldo’s belt in front of his home fans.

“[Aldo’s] team is f**king up,” Diaz said with a laugh on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. “Because let me tell you something: if I had Conor fighting somebody like that, and they were going to make sure one of the guys gets up in your face, you smack his ass to the floor. You know what I’m saying? You don’t let somebody do that. Or just laugh at him. Like, [Aldo] got all bent out of shape when the guy took his belt. He should’ve just laughed at him, been like, ‘Keep the belt. This ain’t about the belt. It’s about your ass whooping.’ I would’ve let him have it. Take that home and put it on.

“But hey, Conor McGregor, he’s doing his thing. He’s doing a good job of that and I’m not hating on him. I think he’s doing a great job marketing himself. Everybody’s forgotten who the champ is already because it’s the McGregor show.”

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