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Brendan Schaub Explains Backstage Altercation with Nate Diaz After Mayweather vs. McGregor

03 September 2017

Now we all know the vast struggles that will come with getting a Conor McGregor-fight into Ireland's most famous stadium. but when you think about the absolutely insane spectacle a fight like that would deliver - as well the global interest it would provoke, perhaps the correct pieces will fit into place and Dublin will get the opportunity to see their brightest star bring home gold on his own soil.

Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub didn´t want any trouble from Nate Diaz when he ran into him backstage at the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Saturday night.

The context of the clip was unknown as it cut off abruptly because the cameraman was filming for Snapchat, but it appeared that Diaz was arguing that Mayweather gifted the early rounds to McGregor, while Schaub strongly disagreed.

A trilogy fight with Nate Diaz seems to be the most likely scenario, all things considered. Then, supposedly the videos above play out after those things were said. What are you doing?' And he keeps talking s***.

After Mayweather knocked out McGregor in the 10th round, Schaub says he was heading for a post-fight show when he spotted Diaz. "I was going to go talk to him about this".

However, when you think about the absolutely insane spectacle a fight like that would deliver - as well the global interest it would provoke, perhaps the correct pieces will fit into place and Dublin will get the opportunity to see their brightest star bring home gold on his own soil. Now we're going to do this trilogy - I'm going to end him faster than Floyd did. What the hell are you doing right now?' And he keeps talking so I go, 'Nate, he doesn't look that stupid. He won rounds though. You're pointing your gun at the wrong guy.

While Conor McGregor didn't earn as much as his opponent, who is worth an estimated $400 million, the Mirror revealed that McGregor was guaranteed $30 million for the fight and expected to make over $100 million. So I see him out the corner of my eye, and they're [Showtime producers] like "Come on Brendan we gotta go" so I say "Let me just say what's up to this guy".

And I'm like, ¨Woah, what are you doing right now?

"I was just embarrassed by the situation cause he kept talking s-t". I was talking and I literally couldn't hear him and I was like, ¨Nate, use your words. Use your words and he probably has that lisp or whatever and that probably set him off.

"I was so embarrassed, because the Showtime guy is like, 'Oh my God, who is that guy?'" Schaub said.

Brendan Schaub Explains Backstage Altercation with Nate Diaz After Mayweather vs. McGregor