UFC Feels the Irishman is given preferential treatment
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Conor McGregor will be granted a rematch against Dustin Poirier, yet with the Irish fighter having suffered such a convincing defeat to Poirier in his last bout, Nate Diaz believes that he is receiving preferential treatment with the UFC continuing to ‘bring him back from the dead’.
McGregor had been set to continue his boxing career had he beaten Poirier, with a bout against Manny Pacquiao having been mooted, yet that has now been put on the back burner.
Diaz, though, feels that there is preferential treatment for McGregor, with Dana White continuing to bring the Irishman back despite his damaging recent defeats.
“What they are trying to do is bring McGregor back from the dead again,” Diaz explained in an interview with ESPN.
“This is what they do and only for certain people, I have lost 11 times and rematches weren’t even considered, it was a case of ‘don’t ask, goodbye’.
“What’s more, 95 percent of those losses are due to decisions that I don’t agree with. Most of those fights I actually won.”
Diaz had actually been in two fights with McGregor, with each fighter taking one win apiece, however the American feels as though he wouldn’t have been given the same treatment had he lost the first meeting.
“Why was it so out of the question for me to get a rematch?” he asked.
“You know, this guy loses against me and gets a rematch, then Khabib [Nurmagomedov] kills him and they were already trying to get him another rematch there.
“They say he has to give Poirier another fight and then he gets his rematch with Khabib, but he loses and now they are already talking about another rematch with Poirier, it’s crazy.”