Cut Diaz competed for the main time in over six years Saturday and he wasn’t totally surprised the final result didn’t shuffle his come.
Following his UFC 266 loss to Robbie Lawler, a third-spherical TKO stoppage, Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) used to be interviewed within the cage by coloration commentator and ragged UFC champion Daniel Cormier.
From the 2nd Cormier presented Diaz, the crowd voiced their approval of the Stockton, Calif. representative. As Diaz wiped his nostril, he smiled.
“I’m chuffed I no longer much less than keep on a expose,” Diaz acknowledged. “I knew I had it coming, Dilapidated Set up. I had quite about a stress coming into this one, especially being off for a truly very long time. I don’t get no excuses. I had a truly long spoil day and I knew I had it coming.”
Diaz, 38, then reiterated a sentiment he vocalized all the diagram by an ESPN interview Wednesday. He used to be puzzled by how the rematch towards Lawler (29-15 MMA, 15-11 UFC) got situation up and indicated broken-down members of his management neighborhood also can get no longer been positive about their substitute moves.
“I don’t know how this fight got situation up,” Diaz acknowledged. “I had a switch-up in my total management situation-up and the come the fight got situation up. It used to be correct a bum wrap. However no excuses. I had it coming. He used to be in extensive form. I knew I used to be leaking right here, so I didn’t desire to carry out too remarkable of a gigantic quantity. I’m chuffed to be support. I’m chuffed I keep on a goal correct expose for you.”
Prior to UFC 266, Diaz hadn’t fought since January 2015 when he lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in a fight that would later be overturned to a “no contest” due to a positive drug take a look at by “The Spider.”
UFC 266 took place of abode Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The most most well-known card streamed on ESPN+ pay-per-learn after prelims on ESPNews/ESPN+.