Nate Diaz has never been one to hide his true feelings. His post-fight interview at UFC on Fox 17 was no exception.
"f--k that. Conor McGregor, you're taking everything I work for, you motherf--ker. I'm gonna fight your f--kin' ass!" Diaz screamed following his win over Michael Johnson. "You know what's the real fight. What the really money fight is-- Me, not these clowns that you already punked at the press conference. Don't nobody want to see that. You know you've beat them already. That's the easy fight, you want that real s--tt right here!"
About 85 percent of the interview was muted by Fox. He apologized to Fox in another post-fight interview but said it was "s--t that needed to be said."
Diaz was one of three fighters to call out new UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor after wins. Of those three fighters, none competed as featherweights during Saturday night's show. If Diaz is to be believed, however, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva wants the fight to happen.
"He said it's on, we're going to do this. Hell yeah they want it, everybody wants that fight. He feels me if he's out there listening. There's nobody out there to fight. I want a money fight, good fights," Diaz told Ariel Helwani when asked about a potential fight with Conor McGregor. He said that the key to beating McGregor was to "train hard and ninja s--t."
Diaz also told Helwani that the referee told him on several occasions to stop talking to his opponent Michael Johnson throughout the spot. McGregor said following his UFC 194 win that he would evaluate his options for his next fight following UFC on Fox 17.