Conor McGregor Calls Nate Diaz a ‘Leftover Salsa’ as He Responds to Recent Comments

Published 04/19/2021, 12:10 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 17: Welterweight fighter Conor McGregor is interviewed by UFC’s Joe Rogan during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 246 at Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will face Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


UFC lightweight star Conor McGregor took to social media and responded to Nate Diaz after the welterweight fighter made certain disparaging claims. Stockton’s second son, Nate Diaz, seems rather motivated to reignite his rivalry with McGregor and went after the Irishman. Diaz trolled McGregor for his submission loss in their fight and claimed that it is what steroids did to ‘The Notorious’.

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Nate Diaz went about his character assassination campaign with the notion that McGregor’s company ‘McGregor Fast’ was into unethical business. ‘The Notorious’ didn’t take too kindly to this claim and immediately spoke out on behalf of his company. Furthermore, he clapped back at Nate Diaz by bringing up his own decision victory in their rematch.

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The feud between Diaz and McGregor seems to be a constant feature. Despite the lengthy timeline on their rivalry, it appears that the seeds for a legacy-defining trilogy match-up are in the works. Both men frequently chime in on social media, and the flames of the original rivalry don’t seem to relent.

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‘The Notorious’ is on the verge of fighting Dustin Poirier for the third time in the hope that he’ll win out the rubber match. After being finished in his last fight, everything is on the line for McGregor, including his chances at lightweight gold. Moreover, there’s bad blood brewing between McGregor and Poirier, thus making for an emphatic showdown.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Nate Diaz also has a marquee match-up lined up against Leon Edwards for UFC 262, which could potentially lead to a title shot. The fight came together out of left field and left Diaz with an opportunity to make a big splash. If he beats ‘Rocky’ Edwards, Nate Diaz will probably find himself fighting the winner of Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal for the welterweight strap.

With a timetable set out, both McGregor and Diaz have their hands full for the foreseeable future. However, a trilogy fight between them is always a viable option that will probably be explored in the future. What’s more, fan interest has once again peaked in a possible match-up given the way they are verbally sparring on Twitter.

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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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