Nate Diaz’s Training Partner Accuses Conor McGregor Of Using Steroids, Says He Was Humiliated

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Joe Schilling, champion kick boxer and trainer partner of Nick and Nate Diaz, recently spoke with The MMA Underground‘s Jonathan Shrager about Conor McGregor’s ‘humiliation’ delivered at the hands of Nate Diaz in UFC’s 196 last month. Schilling was very candid when speaking about the holes in McGregor’s technique and being intimidated by a fighter he ‘looks up to.’

McGregor and Diaz are set to rematch at UFC 200 and Schilling sees the match mirroring the first.

“I think it’s going to be the same fight. I think it’s so obvious the holes in Conor’s game, they were all over the place. I think the skillset that Nate has is far superior to Conor’s and Nate having a full training camp is just way different.”

“I think if you’re in there with someone you look up to, and you’re intimidated by, and you’re scared of, and talking all this sh-t about, your adrenaline is going to get (expletive) really bad and you’re going to try and knock him out in the first round,” he reasoned.

“And, you’re going to lose like it did the last time.”

Schilling also reinforced Diaz’s earlier accusations that McGregor used banned substances to move up two weight classes and gain 23 pounds.

“If we’re going to talk about weight-gains and why he would want to stay at that weight class I don’t think it’s going to be that different when Nate talks about how you’re on steroids,” he began.

“Now, you can’t get back down to that weight class, you’re stuck at that weight division because you got on steroids, but we’ll wait for Nate to say that, not me.”

Schilling finished by addressing UFC President Dana White’s praise of  McGregor for taking the defeat humbly, like a man.

“No, he got humbled, and humiliated,” he countered.

“There is a big difference between being humble, and being humbled. There’s a big difference.”

Solid point.

Check out the full interview below.

[h/t The MMA Underground]

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