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Favorite fighter for UFC fans, Nate Diaz, responded to promotion superstar Conor McGregor, advising him to “try not to get finished again.”
It was revealed Tuesday night that Diaz will return to the UFC on May 15 at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas, when he will face Leon Edwards in the # 1 UFC welterweight contender bout. On Wednesday, McGregor reached out to his social media to speculate that the promotion is creating a “McGregor belt” for his upcoming trilogical fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July, clearly the “BMF belt” punch that Diaz and Jorge Masvidal have fought at UFC 244 in November 2019.
In turn, led Diaz to turn to his social media, clapping back at McGregor and making fun of him for finishing.
Who went up two weight classes in half a day notice no hesitation and not promotion about it just did it cause I ain’t no bitch how’s that Conor fuck u— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
Whatever u think u did already been done by a real G
Try not to get finished agaaaain pic.twitter.com/eA5zK7Ffp3
Who went up two weight classes in half a day notice no hesitation and not promotion about it just did it cause I ain’t no bitch how’s that Conor f*ck u Whatever u think u did already been done by a real G Try not to get finished agaaaain – Nate Diaz wrote.
The fight Diaz is referring to is when he fought IFL veteran Rory Markham at UFC 111: GSP against Hardy in March 2011. Despite the fact that Markham came in at 177 lbs heavyweight, Diaz still accepted the fight, and in the end he finished off the larger opponent in the first round by TKO. Rather than attach great importance to changing the weight class,Nate Diaz accepted the fight and performed very well. McGregor, meanwhile, quickly climbed to 170 pounds when he fought Nate Diaz for the first time at UFC 196 in March 2016. This fight was unsuccessful for McGregor as he was surrendered in the second round. Since then, McGregor has added 155 to 170 pounds, although his upcoming fight against Poirier will again take place in the UFC lightweight division.