September 27, 2022

It appears what was as soon as a bitter hatred between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is now a relationship stuffed with mutual respect.

On Saturday night time, Diaz will tackle Tony Ferguson in the principle occasion of UFC 279 and it might be the final time the person from Stockton, California fights with the organisation, as he’s out of contract.


Ferguson has stepped up as a late alternative to struggle Diaz in the principle occasion at UFC 279 after Khamzat Chimaev missed weight

Diaz is a veteran of the UFC, having had his first struggle with them in 2007 and he has put collectively an MMA document of 20-13.

Whereas he has been in plenty of vastly entertaining contests, Diaz is greatest identified for his duo of fights with McGregor, turning into the primary man within the UFC to beat the Irishman of their preliminary conflict in 2016.

Later that yr, McGregor obtained his revenge, profitable a majority determination victory over Diaz, however the pair are but to have a decider trilogy bout.

With that being stated, as Diaz approaches the top of his contract with the UFC, McGregor has tweeted at his previous rival, congratulating him on his profession and saying that they are going to have a trilogy struggle in the future.

“Congrats Nate Diaz on making it to the top of his contractual obligations with the UFC, and as a bonafide famous person goer,” McGregor posted on Twitter.

“An unimaginable feat. Truthful play. Our trilogy will occur.”

McGregor and Diaz engaged in an epic duo of fights back in 2016

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McGregor and Diaz engaged in an epic duo of fights back in 2016

McGregor then followed up with another tweet, sharing his opinion on the fact that Khamzat Chimaev, who was supposed to be fighting in the main event against Diaz, missed weight by 7.5lbs.

This meant UFC president, Dana White, was forced to change a number of fights on the card and now Chimaev will be taking on Kevin Holland instead.

“My opinion they should have pulled Khamzat from the card entirely,” the former lightweight and featherweight champion said.

“Reconfiguring bouts, and with a more favourable bout for the failed cutter, will only make many others in the game follow suit.

“The smirks on the scale where enough for me. Pull from the card and starve.”

It seems McGregor’s opinion is in line with many UFC fans, as Chimaev, previously a fan favourite, was loudly booed after the weigh-in by the crowd in attendance and the Swede responded by making a rude gesture towards them.