“Put a gnome face on it!” Nate Diaz SLAMS Conor McGregor for Irishman’s claim that potential trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier should have the ‘McGregor belt’ at stake … as longtime rivals continue to spar outside the cage
- Conor McGregor appears to be fighting Dustin Poirier for the third time on July 10
- The Irishman will try to come back after a damaging loss in January
- McGregor claimed the pair should fight for a new ‘McGregor belt’
- But longtime rival Nate Diaz mocked McGregor for his lavish statement online
Nate Diaz has delved into longtime rival Conor McGregor over the Irishman’s lavish claim that a potential trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier should have a new ‘McGregor belt’ at stake.
According to the latest reports, a highly anticipated third fight between McGregor and Poirier is about to reach an agreement for July 10, after the American beat McGregor in stunning style at UFC Fight Island in January.
McGregor, 32, got tongues wagging by posting a tweet saying they should fight for his own ‘McGregor belt’, further saying it could have ‘rose gold and rubies’ or ‘yellow gold and emeralds’ – and Diaz couldn’t resist trying his long-term rival.
Nate Diaz has rejected Conor McGregor’s claim about a ‘McGregor belt’ made by the UFC
McGregor and Diaz fought twice in 2016 – the pair are stuck at 1-1 and are still big rivals
Responding to his own tweet, 35-year-old Diaz said, “UFC can call it the“ I get my a ** beat and then choke on every other fight ”championship belt.
Can they turn it into yellow gold or rose gold with rubies into a diamond? Let’s open up UFC to suggestions … maybe put a gnome face on that! ‘
McGregor’s tweet in full: ‘I feel it’s time to break out this baby for the next fight. I’m asking the UFC to please make The McGregor belt.
‘I suggest rose gold and rubies. Think Patek is rare. Or maybe yellow gold and emeralds. Might be fun too. I am open to design suggestions. Let’s link @ufc #TheMcGregorBelt ‘
The longstanding rivalry between Diaz and McGregor is still evident, with two fights in 2016 going one way than the other, with a 1-1 record in between.
McGregor lost his last fight to Dustin Poirier in January, but the pair will meet again in July
While McGregor must have his eyes on a third fight with Poirier, it looks like Diaz will return against Leon Edwards at UFC 262 on May 15.
Diaz has not fought since November 2019 after losing to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in New York, in a year when he returned to PPV action after a three-year hiatus.
McGregor is actually 1-2 in his last three fights, after losing to Poirier and a 2018 defeat to undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Notorious knocked out Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246 in January 2020, but now wants to react again after a damaging defeat in Abu Dhabi two months ago against Poirier.