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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Nate Diaz  taped an appearance for "Conan" on Tuesday. Conor McGregor couldn't let that slide without chiming in. In a video message to Diaz  on the TBS show, McGregor vowed to get his revenge at UFC 202  on Aug. 20 in Las Vegas. And he took a few shots at Diaz in the process. "I'm taking this contest very, very seriously," McGregor said. "I've flown in specific body types to replicate Nate's skinny, tall frame. The boy won the lotto the last time. He knows it; I know it. Well, Aug. 20 I get my revenge and I look forward to it." Diaz beat McGregor via second-round submission at UFC 196  in March. That was the highest grossing UFC pay-per-view card of all time and now the two men will do it all over again in a few weeks. This is likely just the first salvo in what will be a very entertaining lead up to UFC 202. "I just hope he's not up on that stage wearing that stupid black t-shirt that he's never out of," McGregor said. "The boy has been wearing that same damn t-shirt for the past 20 years or something." After the video, Diaz began unbuttoning his dress shirt to reveal that very same black t-shirt. Diaz told Conan O'Brien that McGregor "got worked" at UFC 196 and UFC 202 will be no different. "The truth came out and the truth will be Aug. 20 when it goes down again," Diaz said.  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz  http://teamcoco.com/video/conor-mcgregor-calls-out-nate-diaz?playlist=x;eyJ0eXBlIjoicmVjZW50IiwiaWQiOm51bGx9  http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/812/ufc-202  http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/759/ufc-196-conor-mcgregor-nate-diaz
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt  will talk about Brock Lesnar's  failed drug tests and his future.  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/139/mark-hunt  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/27/brock-lesnar
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting One of the longtime staples of the UFC is not going anywhere. There will just be a little less of him. Joe Rogan  will remain on as the promotion's primary color commentator for "at least one more year," he said Tuesday on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast . Rogan said he'll have a reduced schedule: no more international travel and only pay-per-view events. No more FOX shows. "I was on the fence, man," Rogan said. "I just do too much sh*t. I'm too f*cking busy. After a while I'm like, I don't know if I'm doing myself or all the different things I do a disservice. I was real close. It was like, either I'm just gonna completely bail off of this or I'm gonna figure it out." The well-known comedian has been with the UFC since 1997, four years before it was purchased by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta and Dana White . Rogan said multiple conversations with White, a good friend, helped convince him to stay. Also, UFC 196  in March with upsets by Nate Diaz  over Conor McGregor and Miesha Tate  over Holly Holm  played a role. "That night was so crazy and so chaotic," Rogan said. "I walked out of there going, ‘How could I not do this?' I'm sitting right there cageside for the craziest sh*t in the sporting world ever. It was real recent. It was touch and go. I just didn't know what I was going to do." UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens  was Rogan's podcast guest Tuesday and asked him directly if he'd be leaving the UFC. Rogan said he didn't plan on announcing anything, but was straight-forward about the situation. Rogan, 48, has his popular podcast, a fight companion podcast, still does stand-up comedy and frequently has other television gigs. His schedule has gotten hectic, which was the main reason why he was contemplating departing from the UFC. All the travel, in particular, has been a burden. "If I go to Brazil, that's five days out of my life that I can't do this and I can't do all the other stuff that I do," Rogan said. "And on top of that, there's the recovery time. When I come back, I'm f*cking toast. That flying just f*cks my head." Rogan mainly only does pay-per-view shows and FOX shows now. With him only on PPV moving forward, other analysts like Brian Stann , Kenny Florian  and Dan Hardy  will likely pick up the workload. Rogan complimented all of them Tuesday. Rogan, a huge fan favorite, said his deal is for one year, but he left the door open for returning beyond that. He wanted to make it clear that he still loves his work with the UFC. "I don't want anybody to think that I don't appreciate it or I don't know how lucky I am or I don't think it's an amazing job," he said. "I definitely do. But I'm almost too lucky. I have too many amazing jobs."  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2232/joe-rogan  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InnRJIGfLFU  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white  http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/759/ufc-196-conor-mcgregor-nate-diaz  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/667/miesha-tate  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2173/holly-holm  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/78/jeremy-stephens  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/368/brian-stann  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/62/kenny-florian  http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/111/dan-hardy
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