sport news Nick Diaz 'should never have been in there' against Robbie Lawler, insists ...

sport news Nick Diaz 'should never have been in there' against Robbie Lawler, insists ...
sport news Nick Diaz 'should never have been in there' against Robbie Lawler, insists ...
It was 'crazy' for Nick Diaz to fight Robbie Lawler after just six weeks in training camp following six years off and he 'should never have been in there' for UFC 266 defeat, claims Israel Adesanya's coach Eugene Bareman Nick Diaz came off a six-year lay-off to fight Robbie Lawler at UFC 267   Fan favourite was stopped by his American compatriot and retired in the third  Israel Adesanya's coach believes Diaz's training camp was not long enough  Diaz admitted to only having six weeks to properly prepare for the contest 

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It was 'crazy' for Nick Diaz to fight Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 with only a 'very poor' six week training camp, according to Israel Adesanya's coach. 

Eugene Bareman believes Diaz, who retired in the third round of his rematch with Lawler, needed far more time to prepare properly after six years away from high intensity training camps. 

In his post-fight interview, the 38-year-old hinted that he had been pressured into fighting before he was ready. 

Robbie Lawler (left) defeated Nick Diaz in a rematch 17 years in the making on Saturday

Robbie Lawler (left) defeated Nick Diaz in a rematch 17 years in the making on Saturday 

He said: 'I had a long time off and I knew I had it coming. I don’t know how this fight got set up. I had to switch up my whole management and set up, the way the fight got set up. It was just a bum rap. No excuses. I had it coming.'

His cornerman and former UFC fighter Jake Shields elaborated on Twitter when asked why Diaz only had six weeks to train. 

He said: 'Wanted to do a fight

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