Nate Diaz before his fight with Khamzat Chimaev: I didn't want this fight
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Nate Diaz is ready for the match against Khamzat Chimaev, which will take place on September 10. Diaz is furious because most people think he wanted this fight. “What they’ve got me doing right now is they’re acting like I called for this fight, which I didn’t call for, and I don’t want, and didn’t want, and still don’t want,” Diaz said for mmafighting.com “But I don’t give a f***, I’ll fight anybody.
But the pressure’s on him — he better finish me, because he’s the next killer in town. “Because ... if I whoop his ass, they’re going to say, ‘Oh, he wasn’t the best in town.’ But they’re not going to let me go [otherwise].
I asked for 20 fights, 10 fights, 15 fights. This fight is not even about this guy. It’s about making this guy. It’s about making this motherf*****, right? And I’m like, OK, well, you guys aren’t going to let me go because I’m the best fighter here, and you’re not going to let me go unless it’s off of somebody? I’ve got to make somebody for you? Well, alright — you’re welcome.
Let’s make you. You’re welcome, UFC. You’re welcome, Dubai. You’re welcome, all you motherf****** in your country. You’re welcome. This is just my halftime show. I’m just getting started”.
Nate Diaz and the pressure
Diaz is not particularly stressed before this match, considering that he believes that all the pressure is on Chimaev.
“Why’s the UFC been disrespecting and making me be like their fall guy or something? F*** him, f*** them, f*** everybody,” Diaz said. “And this is just the start for me. This whole fight is not brought to you by the UFC.
This fight is brought to you by [Diaz’s new promotion] Real Fight, Inc., straight the f*** up. Because it’s not the UFC putting on Nate Diaz vs. whatever his f****** name is. It’s you and this motherf***** vs.
me, get the f****** loss. And let me tell you something, let’s say I do lose and get my ass whooped by this motherf***** who you guys are saying is the best thing to have ever happened coming up, right? ... Let’s just say I get my f****** ass stomped, let’s just say that happens for a second, and everybody’s saying that … guess what? You’ve still got a free agent out there who might’ve just got his ass whooped but he’s still only the No.
2 fighter in the world, because he just f***** up the champion of the welterweight division and he’s losing to the guy you’re claiming is the next biggest, best thing. So get it done then, because the pressure’s on you, motherf*****. I don’t give a f***.