"He's like a spoiled little kid"- Nate Diaz gives his take on the UFC's decision to grant Conor McGregor a rematch

Diaz has only ever been given one rematch in his 22 fights with the organisation

"He's like a spoiled little kid"- Nate Diaz gives his take on the UFC's decision to grant Conor McGregor a rematch

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Nate Diaz has branded Conor McGregor a "spoiled little kid" after the featherweight champion was immediately granted a rematch against the Stockton fighter.

Speaking to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sport, Diaz claimed that McGregor enjoys preferential treatment from the UFC and that he himself has received no plaudits from the organisation for submitting the Irishman in the second round of their bout earlier this month.

"[Expletive] no! I'm sick of hearing this [expletive]. Everybody's talking that. Even [UFC president] Dana White is pushing it out there that they admire this. Yeah, 100 percent he wants redemption, but guess what? I've been 100 percent on redeeming myself in every loss I've had.

"They were like, 'Don't even call. You're not getting a rematch.' It wasn't even a consideration. I don't want to hear any more praise about that [expletive] wanting a rematch. Or course he wants a rematch, which is how you should be if you get your ass whipped by anyone."

Diaz has fought 22 times against 21 different opponents in the UFC, and the only rematch he was granted was against Gray Maynard - that came four years their initial bout.

Nate Diaz during his fight against Josh Thomson in a UFC lightweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, April 20, 2013. Thomson won by technical knock out in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

"If you don't feel like that, you shouldn't even be in this [expletive] game. Redeem himself? [Expletive] no! He's lucky he's getting a second chance. Me and a lot of other people who have lost before have never gotten that second chance. One and done. Lose a fight and you'll never see that guy again. I wanted 10 rematches and I didn't get those. So [expletive] no. He's like a spoiled little kid. He should be thanking me for this [expletive] rematch."

"Without a question [I asked for a Dos Anjos rematch], but they [expletive] want to baby McGregor, they give him whatever he wants. I decided I'm not going to hold out like everyone else. I'm going to get down to business, slap this [expletive] and then be on my way and get my rematches."