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Nate Diaz responds to 'white belt' Conor McGregor

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Nate Diaz responded to Conor McGregor in the most Nate Diaz way possible.

Following McGregor's impromptu social media flood on Monday, during which the Irishman claimed he would "school" Diaz in a rematch and said Diaz was "swept and controlled" on the ground at UFC 196, the fighting pride of Stockton issued a simple response.

Diaz defeated McGregor via second-round rear-naked choke at UFC 196.

McGregor on Monday chalked the loss up to gassing and said that Diaz "has made more excuses for the first 8 minutes of our fight than I have made for the last 2 minutes of our fight."

The two rivals were scheduled to rematch in a welterweight non-title fight on July 9 at UFC 200, however the UFC ultimately pulled McGregor from the bout after he refused to fly to Las Vegas to fulfill his media obligations.

Both McGregor and Diaz have stated in recent days that they still want the rematch, although UFC president Dana White has indicated that McGregor will next defend his featherweight title against the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar.

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