‘Clear Difference Between the Two Brothers’- Conor McGregor Ridicules Nate Diaz’s Boxing Skills

Published 09/27/2021, 6:15 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC megastar Conor McGregor took to social media and shared his insights on Nick Diaz’s return to the UFC. Stockton’s favorite son fought Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 and broke his streak of inactivity that lasted over six years. The fight was an exciting back-and-forth contest that ended with Lawler securing a TKO over a downed opponent.

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McGregor has always been one to passionately break down his own fights, and he did a deep dive into Nick Diaz’s comeback fight as well. ‘The Notorious’ had a lot of positive takeaways’s from the bout and he expanded on what both men did right. He also had some views on the way the finishing sequence of the fight went down.

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Along with his breakdown, Conor McGregor also fired shots at his rival, Nate Diaz. Conor McGregor proclaimed that Nick Diaz was the superior boxer from amongst the two brothers and he also claimed to have ‘made’ Nate Diaz. It’s safe to say that Nate Diaz wasn’t too pleased with the notion that the Irishman made him the star he is today.

Nate Diaz’s response to Conor McGregor’s aforementioned comments was to simply remind McGregor of his devastating leg injury.

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Will the trilogy fight ever happen?

Conor McGregor is never short on options when it comes to securing a bout in the UFC. There are several marquee names who will step up at a moment’s notice to take Conor McGregor head-on.

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 3 is a fight that fans are pining to see since both men have one victory each under their belt. Not to mention, they are coming off disappointing losses and will want to generate some buzz in their returning fights.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor of Ireland embrace after finishing five rounds in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It’s natural for both men to want to come together and make the blockbuster fight that everyone is looking forward to. A definitive conclusion to a trilogy has historically been a meaningful stopgap in the ecosystem of combat sports. However, certain factors including pay will likely make it difficult to inevitably book the fight.

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The MMA community is on pins and needles to see if what lies next for both men going forward. Conor McGregor’s targeted Twitter attack at Nate Diaz could serve as an incentive to start the process of booking the trilogy fight.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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