Nate Diaz Has Defended Conor McGregor Again on Social Media as the Twitter Beef With Khabib Nurmagamedov Keeps on Rumbling…
Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor have had one of the most fierce rivalries in MMA. After the Stockton fighter stunned the world by choking out the Irishman on two weeks notice, McGregor took a unanimous decision in a rematch voted by fans as the greatest UFC fight ever.
The thing about Diaz is that he just doesn’t care about anything anybody says to him or thinks about him. It’s very difficult to trash talk a person that words just bounce off, and that’s why he’s one of McGregor’s greatest opponents. While there were ridiculous moments including that bottle-throwing incident, the two men have respect for each other.
Diaz has come to McGregor’s defence numerous times on social media – especially when Khabib Nurmagamedov is on the other side of the argument. He responded to the Russian’s manager online again and made it clear that he has no time for the Dagestani camp’s petty comments.
Nurmagamedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz is one of the most vocal representatives in the games. Either loved or hated by fans, he isn’t afraid to make bold and outlandish statements online to win his fighters – including Kamaru Usman and Frankie Edgar – the best deal possible. He took another shot at Conor McGregor on Twitter, writing:
“This Irish hooker don’t want nothing.”
Nate Diaz had no time for this and responded in the comments:
This isn’t the first time that Diaz has clashed with Team Khabib in the past. He was involved in a physical scuffle with Khabib and his team at a World Series of Fighting event back in 2015, and the pair have been sniping at each other since then. Diaz made reference to this the other day when Khabib took another shot at McGregor. He wrote:
“I slapped you in your head you and your team didn’t do sh*t… Live with that ur all pussies.”
Things then got even more interesting when Dana White revealed that Diaz rejected an offer to fight Khabib. However, it has emerged that he accepted the match-up but was unhappy with the amount of money on the table.
It’s very clear that respect runs both ways. The two might have had a very contentious relationship during the run-up to both their fights, but it’s clear that they share the same values and admire each other as fighters. In a response to a fan, back in February 2018, McGregor wrote:
“Respect to Nate always and our trilogy will be special when we do it 100%. There is no rush [Nate Diaz] our trilogy will show true to us for what we are. Warriors.”
We might never see that trilogy fight, but it’s clear that Diaz and McGregor do have a fierce respect for each other, and that relationship built out of blood and thunder is deeper than any petty rivalry. That’s why Diaz comes to his rival’s defence online.