Nate Diaz Storms Out of UFC Press Conference During Conor McGregor Promo
Much like his older brother Nick, Nate Diaz has proven to be one of the most polarising figures in all of MMA.
Ever since he broke out into the mainstream with his short-notice victory against Conor McGregor at UFC 196, Diaz has become one of the most well-known fighters in the sport.
The Stockton, California native then reaped the rewards of his new-found fame in a rematch with McGregor at UFC 202 which went on the be the highest selling Pay Per View in the history of the organisation.
Since that fight, Diaz had remained inactive until it was unexpectedly announced that he would return to the Octagon to face surging lightweight contender Dustin Poirier.
Fans got their first opportunity to see Diaz square up to Poierer for the first time in the lead-up to this highly anticipated contest at today’s press conference.
No stranger to controversy, Diaz arrived at the media event late, but then arrived on stage to raucous fanfare from the crowd.
However, despite the return of Diaz being huge news, the UFC would end the press conference by announcing another fight. As the conference was about to end Dana White announced that Conor McGregor would be fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, whilst showing a promotional package for the fight on-screen.
Nate Diaz is not especially happy pic.twitter.com/Ul87o76HAg
— Danny Austin (@DannyAustin_9) August 3, 2018
Diaz was clearly not happy about what he perceived to be a snub from the company and immediately walked off stage.
He would later go on to tell a cameraman outside the event that the UFC “better start acting right” by promoting him.
His then took his disdain with the UFC to twitter tweeting that he wouldn’t, in fact, be fighting.
Dustin Poirier was also clearly unhappy with the UFC as he sent out a similarly worded tweet.
I’m not fighting on that show fuk the @ufc
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 3, 2018
I ain't fighting on that show either F the ufc
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 3, 2018
What happens next is anyone’s guess but here’s hoping that the UFC do what’s necessary to make sure that the Diaz Vs. Poierer fight happens.
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