UFC star Nate Diaz insists he will not think about a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor till the Irishman’s leg ‘grows again’, because the Stockton fighter eyes a January bout with Dustin Poirier as a substitute
- Nate Diaz not interested in combating Conor McGregor ’till his leg grows again’
- Irishman suffered a damaged leg in his first spherical loss to Dustin Poirier in July
- Diaz questioned McGregor’s credentials following Poirier’s loss at UFC 269
- Stockton fighter reportedly renewed his contract and eyes Poirier for first bout
UFC star Nate Diaz says he is not interested in a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor ’till his leg grows again’, following the Irishman’s leg break in the summer time.
The two have grow to be embroiled in one of many firm’s fiercest rivalries over time, with their trilogy sequence presently standing at 1-1 after McGregor’s victory in August 2016.
Diaz reignited their disagreement this week after claiming McGregor must ebook one other bout ‘so we all know he may even fight’, earlier than they face off once more.
Nate Diaz is not interested in a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor ’till his leg grows again’
McGregor has been out of motion since his leg break in opposition to Dustin Poirier throughout UFC 264
The Stockton native posted on Twitter: ‘I’m not combating Conor till his leg grows again and he beats some folks so we all know he may even fight nonetheless. Till then can I get on January card @ufc’.
McGregor has been out of motion since July, the place he broke a bone in his leg throughout his first spherical loss to Dustin Poirier.
It was the Irishman’s second successive loss to the ‘Diamond’ having shared the octagon at the start of the yr.
Diaz additionally questioned McGregor’s combating credentials following Poirier’s third-round loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269, the place the American regarded considerably worse than his Brazilian counterpart.
The 36-year-old tweeted: ‘How Conor let Dp f*** him up hella instances he sucks’.
McGregor took the bait and fired again by saying: ‘You lanky string of p***; he obtained lumped round and obtained fortunate twice. That’s it, is what it’s.
‘[This was an] embarrassing night time for him alright. That closed guard recreation. Wtf was that. Wow! Shocking.’
Diaz famously handed McGregor the primary defeat of his UFC profession again in 2016
Turning away from a 3rd fight in opposition to Conor McGregor, Diaz has stated he is prepared to fight Poirier as quickly as subsequent month.
UFC 270 is the organisation’s January PPV card, which shall be headlined by Francis Ngannou v Cyril Gane for the heavyweight title, whereas a flyweight title rematch between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo can also be scheduled.
Poirier and Diaz’s feud has bubbled away for a while now with the pair initially scheduled to fight at UFC 230 in 2018, earlier than the fight fell aside.
The potential January bout could also be headed down the identical street, after Diaz tweeted this week: ‘The ufc do not wish to pay for u dp sorry u suck’.
Dustin Poirier (proper) defeated McGregor in July and eyes a fight with Diaz in January