Nate Diaz Seems To Take Credit For Conor McGregor's UFC Return
Nate Diaz has claimed that he is responsible for UFC's resurgence in popularity ahead of the hype for Conor McGregor's return.
McGregor's return is less than two weeks away and he'll take on Donald Cerrone on January 18 in his first match since October 2018.
Diaz seems to have taken offence to the hype and posted a stark reminder to social media.
Diaz defiantly posted: "Don't act like I didn't kick this whole fight s*** back in gear..."
As well as McGregor's return, Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to finally face off with Tony Ferguson in April.
But American fighter Diaz had two high profile fights throughout 2019 to back up his claims.
He defeated Anthony Pettis in August before taking on Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 for the right to become inaugural BMF champion.
UFC 244 was a huge success for the promotion and was the second highest gate and attendance in New York City.
Many fans had something to say about Diaz's controversial comments.
You have 12 losses.
- UFC Super Fan:flag_ie: (@McGregorRousey) January 5, 2020
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.... You're not wrong..
- VotoStudios (@VotoStudios) January 5, 2020
Despite Diaz's claims, there's no doubt that all eyes will be on former rival McGregor for the next few weeks.
Anticipation is building for his fight with Cerrone and 'Notorious' is prepared for his opponent.
Coach John Kavanagh has tweeted that the 31-year-old is in the best shape he's ever been in.
Fans are also set to be in for a 'real treat' when he steps into the T-Mobile Arena.
Jan 1st, last heavy spar today before going to Vegas. Can honestly say this is the best i've seen him and i wasn't sure that was possible to do 6 months ago. You guys are in for a real treat, i'm just glad to have a good seat! #UFC246
- Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) January 1, 2020
McGregor himself has also spoken about the upcoming fight and lamented his poor training camp leading to the Khabib fight.
But he proclaimed that is all in the past now and he's laser focused on his big return.
"Thankfully I have a strong team behind me that are pushing me and guiding me the right way and I'm guiding myself that's the main thing.
"Fighting is always close to my mind now, and I know I've got many businesses that are thriving at the minute but fighting is my bread and butter and that is what I'm focusing on."
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