McGregor and Diaz reignite rivalry in heated Twitter exchange

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have reignited their rivalry through a war of words on social media.

The pair have previously met twice in two of the biggest fights in UFC history. Diaz handled McGregor his first loss in the promotion at UFC 196, and then just a few months later at UFC 202, McGregor gained his revenge in a Fight of the Year contender.

McGregor and Diaz – back at it again

Now, all these years later, the two continue to go back and forth through Twitter with many wondering if – and when – they’ll finally have their trilogy fight.

As you can see, their feud is still burning pretty bright.

Conor kicks things off by reminding Diaz, and the world, that he took his first welterweight fight against Diaz in short notice. The Irishman was initially set to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight title before RDA pulled out.

In response, Diaz pointed out that he also did something similar when jumping up in weight to fight Rory Markham back in 2010. It was set to be a welterweight contest but Markham missed weight, turning it into a middleweight showdown by default.

Mocking his response, McGregor hit back with: Who the f*** is Rory Mark ham ? 177? And don’t worry on my next fight bro. You and your face know what I’m like when I go again with it.”

As seen in their second meeting, Diaz was left heavily marked up and bloodied by ‘The Notorious’.

In 2018, Diaz was scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier as the co-main event of UFC 230. Unfortunately, ‘The Diamond’ pulled out through injury, leaving Diaz with the theory that Poirier is scared of him.

Nate also had a run-in with Khabib Nurmagomedov a few years back in which he claims to have slapped the former champion.

“And don’t talk to me about a little slap in a scuffle I had them all trapped thinking they were dead. You’re the king of nothing. You couldn’t even win your own belt they made for you, let alone any other.” McGregor wrote back.

The Irishman firstly refers to the now infamous incident where he and a group of his friends attacked a Nurmagomedov’s bus during UFC 223 fight week. Then, he references Diaz’s BMF title fight against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 which he wound up losing via doctor stoppage.

It’s been a long while since both men met in the octagon, still you have to imagine a trilogy fight would still have huge pull for the promotion.

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