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UFC Roundup: Nate Diaz Don't Want Conor McGregor Trilogy, Nunes vs. Schevchenko at UFC 213 and More!

( [email protected] ) May 05, 2017 03:56 PM EDT
Here are the latest UFC news and headlines for today involving Nate Diaz, who is no longer interested in a trilogy with Conor McGregor. The UFC is also looking to make another title fight at UFC 213 between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Schevchenko.
Conor McGregor lands a punch against Nate Diaz during UFC 196. Reuters

Here are the latest UFC news and headlines for today involving Nate Diaz, who is no longer interested in a trilogy with Conor McGregor. The UFC is also looking to make another title fight at UFC 213 between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Schevchenko.

Nate Diaz not interested in Conor McGregor trilogy

 In a recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Nate Diaz was asked about a potential third fight with Conor McGregor. Diaz went on an expletive-filled rant in revealing that he is not interested in a McGregor trilogy despite the fact that their first two fights were the highest-grossing in UFC history.

"Conor is a f*cking bitch. He f*cking got his ass whooped, he got choked. And now he's justifying it because the decision went to him because the company wanted it to go to him. If I get my f*cking ass whooped by somebody, I don't just win a slight decision and then accept it as a win. So the real champ is right here," Diaz said.

"He's like crying, you know what I'm saying? When you're a fighter, you understand. You know when somebody is being a little bitch. I don't want a f*cking third fight. F*ck Conor. He can f*cking fight himself," he added.

Diaz and McGregor have both wins over the other after the first two fights. Nate earned a submission win at UFC 196 while Conor got his revenge at UFC 202 last August when he won the rematch via majority decision.

And in fairness to McGregor, he is not looking for a third fight with Diaz either. He has been angling for a megafight with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. The two sides have not come to an agreement but many people believe that it could happen later this year inside the boxing ring.

Nunes vs. Schevchenko at UFC 213

Amanda Nunes will defend her UFC women's bantamweight championship for the second time on July 8 at UFC 213 in Las Vegas, Nevada against Valentina Schevchenko, per MMA Fighting. Nunes is coming off two impressive wins over Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey.

"The Lioness" defeated Tate by stoppage at UFC 200 to win the title. She then went on to defend the championship against Rousey at UFC 206 last December. Nunes was unstoppable as he beat "Rowdy" in under a minute and she might have sent the former champion into retirement.

On the other hand, Schevchenko also won her last two fights and seven out of her last eight. She submitted Julianna Pena in the main event of the UFC on FOX last January 28. It was after her upset victory over former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm last year.

The UFC has not announced the Nunes vs. Schevchenko fight but it has been confirmed by several sources. It will be the second title fight on the card behind the Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw showdown for the UFC men's bantamweight championship.

 Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she can beat Jessica Andrade

The former friends and sparring partners will face each other for the women's strawweight championship at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, Texas. Jedrzejczyk told reporters during a media lunch on Thursday that she can knock out or submit Andrade.

"We've been kind of friends. Friends may be a bit too much - we were colleagues. Is that a good word? We used to train together sometimes. We used to do some crazy things when I was at the fights when she fought or when I fought. We used to have good times, many good times," Jedrzejczyk said.

"I can submit her and I can knock her out but the fight is different. It was in the past. Jessica is a very dangerous opponent. She drops from 125. She's very strong in the strawweight division," she added.


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