The MMA world once again broke into frenzy upon the announcement of UFC 205’s headliner featuring a lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor. It is a match-up that led fighters like José Aldo into pure dismay, as he now strongly contemplates on walking away from professional fighting.
The possibility of McGregor fighting for the 155-pound title was already brought up during the UFC 202 post-fight presser, after he fought Nate Diaz. Now that it has come to fruition, the Stockton native is not liking it one bit.
"F--k them both,” Diaz told MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani. “You know both those little bitches are afraid to fight me. That's why they are fighting each other.”
Upon his decision to take on Diaz at welterweight during their first fight last March, McGregor received a ton of praises for stepping up to fight two weight classes heavier. Diaz, however, believes that people were simply making too much of the situation.
"And tell Dana I said get off Conor's nuts. I left my room to that fight at 176 (pounds), so when I fought I was probably 173. Quit telling people I was a monster to make him look good. I've been a lightweight my whole career.”