UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz continues to distance himself from a trilogy battle with Conor McGregor, who is anticipated to return from damage later this yr.
The Irishman suffered a fractured tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021 however is now again in coaching to organize for his eagerly anticipated comeback.
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McGregor has introduced his intention to return at welterweight as he eyes a shot on the present 170lb champion Kamaru Usman, however a battle with Diaz appears more likely – although the person himself isn’t .
“I been making an attempt to battle everyone and no go what’s the maintain up ufc? I’m not combating Conor he sucks. I’ll battle some one stop sluggish rolling me please Thanks,” Diaz wrote on Twitter.
McGregor and Diaz have fought one another twice already and are at the moment tied 1-1 forward of what can be an epic tie-breaking trilogy battle.
Of their first bout, Diaz scored a monumental upset when he turned the primary individual to beat ‘Infamous’ within the UFC again in 2016.
Diaz took every little thing McGregor might throw at UFC 196 earlier than choking him outGetty
I been making an attempt to battle everyone and no go what’s the maintain up ufc ?
I’m not combating Conor he sucks.
I’ll battle some one stop sluggish rolling me please
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 26, 2022
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After weathering an early storm at UFC 196, Diaz rocked the Irishman earlier than locking up a rear-naked choke submission within the second spherical.
McGregor received his revenge after they rematched at UFC 202 lower than a yr later.
Each males went to warfare over 5 rounds, however it was ‘Mystic Mac’ who finally emerged victorious by means of a majority choice verdict.
Diaz hasn’t fought since falling to a lopsided choice defeat towards British welterweight star Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June 2021.
Nate Diaz saved providing Leon Edwards his again solely to sucker him inGETTY
The 36-year-old at the moment has only one battle left on his UFC contract and has repeatedly expressed his want to compete as quickly as attainable.
Diaz desires to discover profitable choices in free company, corresponding to a battle with social media star turned boxer, Jake Paul, who’s at the moment in search of an opponent for his subsequent battle in August.
Thus far, Diaz’s cries have fallen on deaf UFC ears as they’re but to e book him a battle.
It seems that the MMA chief is holding Diaz again as they hope to match him up towards McGregor. It stays to be seen if both man can be keen to take that battle at the moment.
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