Nate Diaz: Excuses being made for Conor McGregor are "ridiculous"

MMA fighter questions elements of the aftermath of his win at UFC196

Nate Diaz, UFC 196, Conor McGregor,

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Nate Diaz feels excuses are being made for Conor McGregor after defeating the UFC featherweight champion on March 5th.

Speaking to ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto 10 days on from the UFC 196 second round submission victory over McGregor in Las Vegas, Diaz shared some of his disappointment with aspects of the aftermath.

"I feel like, honest, I feel like the UFC wants to weed me the f*** out of this position. I don't know if I'm supposed to say that. Sorry. I feel like a lot of people are coming at me now. I see them making a lot of excuses for him, and I think it's kind of ridiculous," he said.

"I don't think it's just the UFC. It's everybody. People are saying, 'Oh, [he is great, he's accepted the loss so well'. If I would have lost, people would be saying, 'piece of s*** shouldn't have accepted the fight'. I don't mean to be bitter, but there are a lot of excuses being made for this guy. He's talking about winning the first round. There are five rounds in a fight. Who gives a s*** if you won a round? You lost."