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Nate Diaz says he won’t fight ‘on that show’ after McGregor’s addition to UFC 229

Nate Diaz tweeted an ambiguous message following the announcement of Conor McGregor’s fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

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Is Nate Diaz confusing dates or just very mad at the UFC? Shortly after a press conference that announced a title fight between lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and former titleholder Conor McGregor, for UFC 229, the younger Diaz brother took to Twitter to express his discontent.

However the message was not exactly clear, as Nate is expected to take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 230, in New York City on November 3 - obviously a different date and time than Conor vs. Khabib. Furthermore, Diaz was also caught on tape exiting the room after McGregor’s fight was announced, as can be seen on this video around the 0:24 second mark (via

During the same press conference Diaz claimed to be involved in a lawsuit, which explained why hasn’t fought in nearly two years.

“Since my last fight, I’ve been in a lawsuit, so I wasn’t eligible to fight. I don’t know why nobody told you guys that,” Diaz said.

Diaz hasn’t competed in the Octagon since late 2016 when he fell to McGregor by decision. He has always disputed the outcome of that fight. Before that, he had finished ‘The Notorious’ via rear-naked choke in March of the same year.