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Morning Report: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz exchange trash talk, tease third fight

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz
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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz may never give each other peace.

McGregor and Diaz have one of, if not the single biggest rivalries in MMA, stemming from their pair of bouts in 2016 that rank among the most successful pay-per-views in UFC history. Since then, the two have never passed up an opportunity to take shots at one another, a tradition that continued this past weekend when McGregor saw the promotional videos for Dana White’s Power Slap league and pitched the idea of facing off with Diaz in that arena.

“This power slap championships is growing on me. Who doesn’t like watching good quality clatters hahaha. Is it a flip of a coin who gets to go first? How long do they have to recover before they get to throw their counter? Or is it over if they’re KO’d? Fascinating. I’m attending one of these 100%. Is this Dana’s ? Wtf is this madness Dana hahaha. I’m in.

“Me vs Nate on it for the title hahahaha. Maybe that’s a title you’d have a better chance of coming close to winning Nate you little slapper hahahaha.”

Famous for his “Stockton Slap” even before facing McGregor, Diaz was launched into superstardom after submitting McGregor on short notice at UFC 196. So, even though McGregor won their rematch a few months later at UFC 202, Diaz still revels in reminding McGregor how their first match went down, and responded to the latest attack from “Notorious” in kind.

“I already beat you at that game too. If submissions weren’t allowed, I knocked you out way faster than Floyd [Mayweather Jr.] did. But it was real so I choked you better and faster than [Khabib Nurmagomedov] did. Boom Roasted.”

Though the two have not faced off in six years, talk of a trilogy bout between them has never subsided. The matter is now complicated though with Diaz no longer being under UFC contract, however, while responding to Diaz, McGregor still teased their inevitable third fight, promising fireworks, whenever it happens.

“I telling you bro I been milling people your shape and size and bad. But gonna be a knock no doubt. I not sure I give a rats fully but I gonna go sprint until I can’t sprint no more in the 3rd fight I don’t care. Opening bell the absolute most power I have on me. Until we’ll see.”

McGregor is still working to return to action following his severe leg break against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Diaz, meanwhile, is currently a free agent, but has declared his intention to pursue big fights in boxing, most likely against Jake Paul.


TOP STORIES

Results. Jared Cannonier wins competitive split decision over Sean Strickland at UFC Vegas 66.

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Gross. Rafa Garcia reveals he lost 20 percent of his blood after gruesome cut on his head opened an artery.

Stupid. Jake Shields, Mike Jackson erupt in physical altercation at UFC PI over social media insults.

Delusion. Conor McGregor teases future move to middleweight: ‘I’d be a big fridge.’

Suit. Chael Sonnen sued for allegedly punching man in jaw at Four Seasons Hotel.

Debut. Zion Clark, wrestler born with no legs, wins pro MMA debut.


VIDEO STEW

UFC Vegas 66 Post Show.

UFC Vegas 66 Post Fight Press Conference.

Ian Machado ranks his top five Conor McGregor moments.

Aljamain Sterling takes his team to Jamaica.

Michael Bisping reacts to UFC Vegas 66.


LISTEN UP

On To The Next One. Matches to make following UFC Vegas 66.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

World Cup.

Respect.

Rules clarification.

Perspective.

Callout.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Andre Muniz (23-4) vs. Brendan Allen (20-5); UFC Fight Night, Feb. 25.

Augusto Sakai (15-5-1) vs. Don’Tale Mayes (9-5); UFC Fight Night, Feb. 25.

Marvin Vettori (18-5-1) vs. Roman Dolidze (12-1); UFC 286, March 18.

Joanne Wood (15-8) vs. Luana Carolina (8-3); UFC 286, March 18.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow!


EXIT POLL

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