The lightweight stars we scheduled to meet in 2018 but the fight fell apart. Nate Diaz called out Dustin Poirier on social media less than a week after Poirier picked up his second consecutive win over Conor McGregor. Diaz, a longtime lightweight, has only fought five times in the past five years.Jul 16, 2021
After all the thrash talk and bottle throwing, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz showed each other the respect they deserved following a bloody battle at UFC202 in Las Vegas. It was the Dubliner who won on decision in the end, but both fighters deserve huge respect after giving their all for 25 gruelling minutes.
McGregor took aim at Diaz after asking the UFC to create a special “McGregor belt” for his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, which could take place July 10 in Las Vegas. But when Diaz mentioned a fight with former UFC welterweight Rory Markham, that was McGregor’s turn to pounce.Mar 31, 2021
Diaz dropped McGregor in Round 2 by submission using a rear-naked choke. However, McGregor would get his revenge on Diaz five months later in August at UFC 202, where he won by majority decision.Jan 24, 2021
After fighting each other twice, Diaz and McGregor are tied with one win each. Over the years, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding a rivalry-settling trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz but nothing has come to fruition yet.Mar 3, 2021
Taking to social media 12 hours after the fight, Diaz wrote: “These guys all get finished all the time” along with a facepalm emoji. After McGregor’s latest defeat, many have suggested that the most logical next fight for ‘The Notorious’ would be the completion of his trilogy with Diaz.Jan 24, 2021
Diaz won the fight via rear-naked choke in the second round. Their rematch was originally expected to take place at UFC 200, but everything changed during mid-April, as a disagreement between McGregor and the UFC, regarding his media schedule, led to his removal from the event and then Diaz was also pulled out.
Nate Diaz Do what you’re trained to do.” For the better part of two rounds, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor looked to be on his way to another spectacular victory in the main event of UFC 196 Saturday, this one in his welterweight debut against Nate Diaz.May 18, 2020