This summer Conor McGregor will have his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264. But despite the fact that McGregor is rematching a man who just knocked him out cold, that doesn’t mean “Notorious” doesn’t have enough time to keep another trilogy fight alive: his rivalry with Nate Diaz.
Last week on social media, McGregor suggested the UFC create two specialty belts for him, “The McGregor Belt” and the “Richest Motherf***** Belt.” Diaz took the opportunity to mock McGregor over the request and that shot seemingly got underneath the former two-division champion’s skin as Sunday, McGregor accused Nate Diaz of taking PEDs.
Usada tested me right before this. Blood and urine. That’s twice this week. I don’t blame them, I’m a animal. What irks me tho is there is never an announcement of athletes caught anymore? This means -— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 18, 2021
1. They can keep it quiet.
2. Tainted supplement bullshit excuses are accepted pic.twitter.com/6Vqii96Z4o
.@JeffNovitzkyUFC how come the public isn’t told about positive tests anymore? How after the Nate Diaz steroid debacle, where he produced his own nutrition companies tainted multivitamin, was instantly cleared prior to a mega money fight, are we now in the dark on test results?— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 18, 2021
“Everybody’s on steroids” - Steroid user Nathan Diaz— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 18, 2021
McGregor’s claim is not entirely baseless. In 2019, Diaz had an adverse finding in a pre-fight drug test ahead of his bout with Jorge Masvidal for the “Baddest Motherf***** Belt.” However, Diaz was cleared of all wrong doing almost immediately, and in fact, it was Diaz who brought the issue to light publicly. Still, that didn’t stop McGregor from putting the UFC’s entire USADA program on blast, to which UFC Vice President Jeff Novitzky did respond.
Well anyways thanks for clearing that up for me Jeff, the silence makes perfect sense. Also where is my usada over 50 clean tests completed jacket I see everyone else get?— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 18, 2021
I want to wipe my ass with it.
Hey Conor. I answered every question thrown my way on this at presser back in ‘19. Here’s the link if you missed it. You have my number, and know I’m ALWAYS available to discuss one on one. Respect. https://t.co/joOD3lQiCb— Jeff Novitzky (@JeffNovitzkyUFC) April 19, 2021
Novitzky wasn’t the only one to respond to McGregor’s claims though. Diaz, of course, also fired back, once again mocking McGregor, this time for losing to him. From there, a series of back-and-forths commenced with Diaz taking shots at McGregor’s home fitness program, McGregorFast, and McGregor plugging his program and once again accusing Diaz of steroid use.
Mgregor fast system— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 18, 2021
This is what steroids do to u pic.twitter.com/QiSkgTLqcE
Silly goose, that was pre @McGregorFast.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 18, 2021
McGregor FAST was created in the aftermath of that fight.
Here is an image of a direct result of me following the @McGregorFast program.
Your face left like a bowl of leftover salsa.
Now Download the app you little juice head turkey https://t.co/YI5H7N0PD7 pic.twitter.com/g15DDwm6Y1
@TheNotoriousMMA so I brought mgregor fast to life for you and u didn’t use it against mayweather kabob or dP ur supposed to learn and grow in this game grasshopper not keep fucking up the same way like a rookie— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 18, 2021
I’m write up a Diaz conditioning system to show how it’s really done anyway and shit on this stupid ass gregor fast bullshit this dumb fuck just copy’s all my moves anyway tryin to get on a bike and swim and shit— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 18, 2021
Bruh u don’t know what the fuck your doing
Diaz Slow has a nice ring to it Go gettem champ— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 18, 2021
Both McGregor and Diaz are currently scheduled to fight other men, Poirier and Leon Edwards respectively, but given the way they bicker like an old married couple, it seems inevitable that at some point, the two will have to face each other at least one more time.
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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
In case you don’t win the NFT, here’s this video.
I mean the way this dude talked to T- wood makes my skin crawl. All these kids are going to get taught a lesson I swear. And I can’t wait for it, @JLeonLove you can’t fight. Better respect dudes like @TWooodley before he puts his hands on you. He ain’t Ben!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 18, 2021
Okay fat boy. So me vs you & J vs. T.?? https://t.co/MDhyPTVpIN— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 18, 2021
BOUTTA COOK HIM UP CLEVELAND STYLE— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 18, 2021
Begging so hard to get your prostitute a gig. You trying to fight everyone BUT me! When you realize i'm not with the child's play you froze like winter and started stuttering ! You want real smoke or you wanna keep padding yo bitch ass record? https://t.co/rk4mf15KML— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) April 19, 2021
I’ll be working my boxing consistently and I can’t wait for the opportunity to demonstrate— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 18, 2021
I was asking @jakepaul and his team to help me be great. We sparred 6 rounds. The 5th and the 6th rounds were my best rounds. He caught me at first then I made the adjustments. Showed up to spar just me my girl and my baby.— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 18, 2021
Man you guys are unreal, I should beat him easily? Smh the dude can box. He has a great team and he punched me in the face a few times and I started to get him back as it progressed. I’m talking about him cuz they brought me up. How do y’all live with yourselves?— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 18, 2021
Masterful performance @robwhittakermma— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) April 19, 2021
Nothing but respect to you!
God bless you and your family big dawg! All the best
The best thing you can do is lead by example.— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) April 18, 2021
It’s not always going to be easy, the odds might be against you and you might not win but you don’t give up.
Warriors teaching warriors the way.
Thank you @triller and @usscunningham for the opportunity I loved every minute of it. pic.twitter.com/wi2B340PrA
Regarding the commentary during my fight last night.— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) April 18, 2021
I could be angry and I could laugh too but addiction is no joke, I know.
I sincerely hope that those around Oscar get him the help he needs. He was a great champion & ambassador for boxing. I’d like to think he can be again. pic.twitter.com/mXihmyOI0l
@stylebender wassup little guy ready to go?? Are you still feeding bananas to your dog from your own mouth? It’s because Id like to break all your teeth so that you can do that even better.— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) April 19, 2021
Cant hide forever it’s inevitable
Am I the only one not getting offended by all this Jake paul trash talk out of him & his team?— D (@darrentill2) April 18, 2021
All these MMA fighters getting so hurt by what he’s doing,
Hahahahaha sensitive little souls.
I can see past all the bullshit.
It’s all talk, just relax all u.
How can u all be so
Tough but be getting hurt by all this chatter?— D (@darrentill2) April 18, 2021
Same with the Colby act, I actually love it.
It’s all bravado and at the moment it’s all great for the new eyes that are coming to our sport.
I’d like to think that the fight wasn’t fixed I don’t think it was.
So what he done to Ben
Was beautiful— D (@darrentill2) April 18, 2021
Many people hated it, and it’s certainly not for everyone, but Triller was largely fun as hell in the most absurdist way. Like FightCircus with a big budget.
Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.