UFC president Dana White is suggesting that Nate Diaz may be holding out for a rubber match with Conor McGregor, but Diaz is calling the notion a load of crap.
“This fucker can’t stop making shit up about me and I haven’t been offered any fights except the one I laughed at,” Diaz said about White.
Diaz’s fiery words were in response to comments White made to TMZ Sports last week in which he said that Diaz has continually rejected bouts that he’s been offered.
“We keep offering Nate fights and he keeps turning them down,” White said, adding that he may be waiting for the third installment of McGregor vs. Diaz. “Maybe. Maybe he is.”
Diaz hasn’t fought since losing his rematch with McGregor at UFC 202 in August, a fight that set a pay-per-view record with 1.65 million buys. And last month, he turned down an offer to fight Eddie Alvarez, even scoffing at the idea on Twitter.
Diaz admits to having no interest in anything less than a big money fight.
“I’m only fighting at lightweight for a big fight or 20 million [dollars] just to take the call,” Diaz said. “Until then, I’m just living my life.”
Meanwhile, McGregor has since fought and defeated Alvarez for the lightweight title and is in the midst of putting together a superfight with Floyd Mayweather.
(h/t MMA Fighting)