Following Wednesday’s chaotic press conference, Nate Diaz has explained why he decided to walk out on the event, which prompted things to get pretty, pretty crazy.
Diaz got up and started walking out, shortly after his opponent for UFC 202, Mr. Conor McGregor arrived. The latter, however, was approximately 30 minutes late for the event. As Diaz started to exit, he and McGregor exchanged words, and then eventually water bottles….
Well, more recently, here’s what Diaz had to say, while discussing his decision to walk out (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I got to keep it real – I got to stay true to myself and what I believe in, and I believe that if a mother(expletive) comes in thinking he’s the head honcho (expletive), I’m going to let you know I got a whole gang ready to ride,” Diaz said. “I didn’t mean to cause (expletive) but we got a whole army here.”
That “army”, however, has been reduced, as on Thursday it was reported that the entourages of McGregor and Diaz have been banned from any other UFC 202 events. Only their cornermen will be allowed access. Dana White also said he expects the fighters to be fined by the commission heavily.
Now does this mean that White won’t have to be on guard at today’s weigh-ins? When Diaz and McGregor faceoff? Will Diaz flip the bird sometime between now and the end of UFC 202?
Saturday’s card will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.