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Full Reality Of Nate Diaz's Preparations For UFC 196 Looks Very Bad For Conor McGregor

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Several times during commentary for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz's fight at UFC 196, Joe Rogan mentioned that despite having only 11 days' notice, Diaz was still in shape.

The reason cited for this, according to Rogan, was that Diaz had been in training for a triathlon.

It turns out this was an erroneous statement from Rogan.


In a post on Instagram, Diaz informed that he was not in training for a triathlon before the fight. He was actually on a yacht in Mexico.

I wasn't trainjng for a triathalon before this fight I was on a yacht in cabo gettin my chillax on wit my dudes @gilbertmelendez and crew before I got the call but #alwaysreadyforwar in season or not ?? ???? #100 #patron #ninjashit #theninjaway

Diaz being on holiday in Mexico when he received the call from the UFC was something which was already known. He admitted so to Megan Olivi backstage post-fight. In that interview, Diaz also explained how drinking contaminated water in Mexico had left him unable to eat for three days.

That Diaz had supposedly been in training for a triathlon never looked good for McGregor anyway - there's not a whole lot of sparring going on during preparations for such an event. The 30-year-old American not being in training at all looks even worse.


The Instagram post also included video from that Yacht in Cabo - and that certainly looks like Nate Diaz knocking back a shot of tequila towards the end of the video.

Read: 'I Was Taken Aback' - One Thing In Particular Stunned John Kavanagh About Conor McGregor's Defeat

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