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Nate Diaz fires shots at Conor McGregor: “What happened…”

Fan favourite Nate Diaz has taken aim at Conor McGregor for not staying active, perhaps goading him into a trilogy fight

Some rivalries simply never die out, especially when the score is even. Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor have had two fights at welterweight so far, with each of them holding a win. Stockton’s own Diaz may very well be gunning for a third and definitive fight.

In January of this year, McGregor returned to the UFC after over a year of absence. He made his comeback against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246, winning via TKO just 40 seconds into the first round. After that successful return, McGregor said that he planned on staying active, seeing 2020 as a “season” to do so.

His rival Diaz disputes that, however.


Taking to social media, Diaz recently made a post openly questioning McGregor’s plans.

“What happened to your season? I was already back in by now wtf,” Diaz wrote, indirectly addressing McGreor.

Diaz and McGregor first faced off in March 2016, with Diaz stepping in a short-notice replacement. The Stockton native would go on to shock the world by submitting his foe in the second round. They rematched in of the same year, going the full five rounds, with McGregor winning a close majority decision.

Diaz was most recently active at UFC 244, where he faced Jorge Masvidal for the inaugural BMF title in the UFC. It was an exciting fight that unfortunately ended due to doctor stoppage, as Masvidal opened a cut in the face of Diaz. The injuries sustained required surgery, leaving Diaz without a fight. Meanwhile, there  are reports of the UFC working on a bout between McGregor and top-ranked slugger Justin Gaethje. While these reports don’t equate to a booked fight, they are indications of  the direction the UFC are planning on going.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com