Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz reheat rivalry: ‘You couldn’t even win your own belt they made for you’

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The rivalry between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz was reignited Wednesday on Twitter.

McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC), who have one of the most notable two-fight series in UFC history and split results with a win each, showed there is still no love lost between them.

The exchange was prompted by McGregor, who after pitching the idea that his expected trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier this summer should be for a custom belt, took some shots at Diaz and the “BMF” title he fought for against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 (via Twitter):

Belts and yachts

https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1377274363964235778

Isn’t that crazy! Who’s the real bad motherfucker anyway ? Went up two weight divisions on a weeks notice to fight him for that fight. No hesitation. Straight onto my jet. In thru the side door. Surprise, surprise

https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1377278311055958016

You can’t just go around calling regular boats, yachts. The rhetoric spread around in this business is disgraceful at times. “Nate was partying on a yacht in Cabo” I demand to see this “yacht” He was fighting for 20k at that exact time. 20k show. 20k win was his exact purse.

Diaz fired back at "The Notorious," using some vulgar language and telling the Irishman he should focus on his bout with Poirier, who knocked out McGregor at UFC 257 in January (via Twitter):

Who is best on short notice?

https://twitter.com/NateDiaz209/status/1377299974979866626

Who went up two weight classes in half a day notice no hesitation and not promotion about it just did it cause I ain’t no bitch how’s that Conor fuck u Whatever u think u did already been done by a real G Try not to get finished agaaaain

The messages carried on from there, with McGregor and Diaz replying to one another with general fight talk and some personal barbs (via Twitter):

'What in the Facebook prelims?'

https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1377310640189145090

What in the Facebook prelims is this shit ? Who the fuck is Rory Mark ham ? 177? 😂😂😂

https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1377311637967937542

And don’t worry on my next fight bro. You and your face know what I’m like when I go again with it.

'The real king'

https://twitter.com/NateDiaz209/status/1377321325748883464

Don’t forget Dustin fucked u up But he’s scared of me You are both some bitches And I slapped kabob he was scared with no counter And he owned you so who’s the real king Me bitch that’s who King Nate dog 👑

'You couldn’t even win your own belt they made for you'

https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1377328896920711168

I forget nothing bro and you’ll see that soon enough. And don’t talk to me about a little slap in a scuffle I had them all trapped thinking they were dead. You’re the king of nothing. You couldn’t even win your own belt they made for you, let alone any other.

Short and sweet

https://twitter.com/NateDiaz209/status/1377329651786293248

Lol you suck

Parting shot

https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1377337531205832708

Ye. On big tits

While McGregor is expected to fight Poirier again next, Diaz just booked his octagon return for the first time in 18 months. He meets Leon Edwards at UFC 262 on May 15. Depends on the outcomes of their respective matchups, a trilogy fight between McGregor and Diaz could come together down the line. Diaz won the first matchup by submission at UFC 196 in March 2016, while McGregor edged out a majority decision in the rematch at UFC 202 in August 2016. They clearly still hold hostility toward each other, and an eventual rubber-match is an anticipated contest for both. [vertical-gallery id=345077]

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