Diaz calls out McGregor for ‘scripted stuff’

UFC welterweight champion Nate Diaz believes many of Conor McGregor's lines in the pre-fight hype were scripted.

While the Irishman certainly talked a strong game in the lead up to UFC 196, it was the underdog Diaz that had the last laugh with a rear-naked choke hold in the second round.

"It seemed like a lot of scripted stuff was going on," Bloody Elbow quotes the 30-year-old as saying.  

"Maybe he was serious about what he was saying, but it sounded like some bullsh*t to me.

"No matter what people say, no matter if he's winning the argument battles or losing the argument battles…at the end of the day we're still gonna get in there and fight.

"I know what I train with and what I work with and what he's working with. And yeah."

While McGregor's camp has confirmed his next opponent will be announced in the next few days, Diaz comments add speculation that it may well be a rematch.

"It's a real fight," the Californian said of a potential rematch. 

"People want to see it. When you get a real fight, people appreciate it. If he wants it and UFC wants it, let's run it back. If not, whatever. I'm here to fight the best fighters in the world."