Everyone Conor McGregor has fought in the UFC felt they’d beat him — or at least sounded like it.
Even Nate Diaz said recently that his game plan for facing the featherweight champ is "to go in there, pfff-pfff, hit him with some good [expletive], don’t get hit, and come home with a pocket full of cash."
But Diaz may not believe his own words. He saw what happened to Chad Mendes when the fellow NorCal native took a fight with McGregor on short notice, and Diaz has had even less time to prepare.
Of course, he’s said he trains year-round and stays ready to fight, but he sure didn’t sound confident in the video above, which TMZ obtained during his short training camp. Diaz may not sound scared, but he seems prepared to get "murked" — beaten badly or blown away.
Now, Diaz may just be saying what every fighter knows — that any fighter can win or lose on any given night. He even may be sandbagging it, like Holly Holm did before knocking out Ronda Rousey.
Remember, Diaz dared McGregor to take "the real money fight … not these clowns you already punked at the press conference.
"Don’t nobody want to see that; you know you beat them already."
Diaz sure sounds like he’s already beaten in that video above. Is it just a ploy? On Wednesday in an interview on "UFC Tonight," Diaz had plenty of praise for McGregor and had to be reminded to not give him too much credit. Check it out in the video below.