clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Nate Diaz on Conor McGregor's rise: 'Who the f**k is Dennis Siver?'

The 209's most visible representative has more to say about his recent negotiations and meeting with Zuffa brass.

On a very special Wednesday edition of The MMA Hour, UFC mainstay Nate Diaz had some choice words regarding his ongoing saga with the organization as well as his thoughts on his most recent opponent Conor McGregor.

The main point of his displeasure rests in the way that both he and the featherweight champion are being promoted by the UFC, particularly with his opponent's strength of opposition.

"Can I get built up a little better? Conor McGregor is an artificial, they pushed him and he wasn't whooping all types of asses and sh*t. They put me in, I've been in fight after fight, I didn't do no media, I didn't do no sh*t ... now he's where he's at because the UFC kicked his ass and put him in gear and blew him up. How come he was such a big deal when he beat Dennis Siver. Who the f*ck is Dennis Siver? Is that guy even ranked? I'm like, 'get the f*ck out of here.'"

His disagreement with the disparity in treatment was further noted by this statement:

"My following is strictly from ass whooping and talking some sh*t, And this motherf*cker is like on top of the world because the UFC wanted him to?"

It's difficult to deny that there is truth to Diaz's position, seeing as he believes he has gotten to where he has based on earned merits and the fact that he perceives himself as a fighter that has relied less on hype and bluster. Both Diaz and McGregor appear to still be in something of a holding pattern for the time being, as their cancelled rematch that was initially set for UFC 200 is now "off the table," and the rumors of a possible Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match continue to generate steam despite many difficulties and contradictions that stand in the way. The expectation is that the UFC is aiming to re-book the rematch for UFC 202 in August.


Check out the full video for more choice quotes from the Stockton native, courtesy of MMAFighting.