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Morning Report: Nate Diaz feels disrespected by UFC and fans making 'ridiculous' excuses for Conor McGregor's loss

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Nate Diaz doesn't sound happy for a guy who allegedly made millions of dollars choking out Conor McGregor at UFC 196.

The upset win certainly helped Diaz's Q-rating, but he's not exactly basking in the glow of a higher profile.

"I feel like, honest, I feel like the UFC wants to weed me the f**k out of this position," Diaz told ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto. "I don't know if I'm supposed to say that. Sorry. I feel like a lot of people are coming at me now. I see them making a lot of excuses for [McGregor], and I think it's kind of ridiculous.

"I don't think it's just the UFC. It's everybody. People are saying, 'Oh, [McGregor] is great, he's accepted the loss so well.' If I would have lost, people would be saying, 'piece of s**t shouldn't have accepted the fight.' I don't mean to be bitter, but there are a lot of excuses being made for this guy. He's talking about winning the first round. There are five rounds in a fight. Who gives a s**t if you won a round? You lost."

McGregor told TMZ earlier this week that he'd be interested in a possible rematch with Diaz at some point. The UFC featherweight champ claims he won the majority of the nine-minute bout before Diaz sunk in a rear-naked-choke late in round two.

Diaz sounds more interested in a rematch with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who scored a unanimous decision victory in their 2014 catchweight bout.

"I'm thinking probably the lightweight title fight, whatever is biggest," Diaz said. "The biggest thing with Lawler and GSP -- I would have been all about those fights and I am, but at the same time, my brother [Nick] is coming back and those are his fights. Those are Nick Diaz fights. I'm not trying to step on his shoes. We'll see how things play out. As far as rematches go, I lost close decisions and never got a rematch.

"I'm not asking for anything. I'm demanding more than everybody. I want more than everybody, straight up. Money talks. I want the biggest fight. Whoever I've got to fight -- the biggest show, biggest payday -- that's what I want."

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