Nate Diaz shuts down Conor McGregor after Irishman calls his boxing ‘p***’ compared to big brother Nick
Nate Diaz has brutally shut down Conor McGregor after the Irishman described his boxing as ‘p***’ compared to his brother.
Nick Diaz made an unsuccessful return to the Octagon on Saturday night at UFC 266 in a rematch of his 2004 classic with Robbie Lawler.
Unlike 17 years ago, it was Lawler who had his hand raised after an enthralling three rounds which saw both fighters throw more than 600 combined strikes.
Richard Perez has trained both brothers in the sweet science, with their boxing ability regarded extremely highly in the world of MMA.
In fact, when Conor McGregor got a license to box from the Nevada State Athletic Commission before his fight with Floyd Mayweather, they took into account the pugilistic skill of Nate due to his years sparring the likes of Andre Ward.
Despite obvious mutual respect between the former foes after their brace of bouts in 2016, ‘The Notorious’ found the time to Tweet some abuse at the 36-year-old.
McGregor tweeted: “Nick/Rob was a good fight. The spin kick at the start gave the ground on Nick but he was veteran composed and was peppering lovely shots in.
“He just ate some big body shots and there was more coming Robbie was strong to the body it was veteran work all round. I enjoyed thoroughly.
“The finishing sequence when the temple was clipped after the leg went, the evasion of the final shot, which was a blistering uppercut, was magic. Look at it. Down on one knee, observing where the shot was coming from, slip/parry, and re cente [sic] to open guard safe. A la [Paul] Daley fight.”
“Nate your boxing is p*** compare to nicks,” the Notorious added. “We been fed garbage with your sloppy shots the last few years.
“Can see the clear difference between the two brothers after last night. Balance, composure. Another level the big bro is on to you. I made you.”
Clearly not enthused, the younger Diaz brother simply replied: “U can’t fight at all member your leg.”
Of course, this in reference to the multiple fractures sustained by the former two-weight world champion at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier.
While it remains to be seen if the 33-year-old still harbours title dreams, a trilogy fight with one of Stockton’s finest surely is on the horizon.