Nate Diaz Comments on Dustin Poirier Knocking Out Conor McGregor at UFC 257

Published 01/24/2021, 2:18 PM EST
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)


UFC 257 was a nightmare for every Conor McGregor fan who eagerly tuned in to watch him back in action. Not only the Irishman lost, the picture of him lying on his back after his first career knockout has turned into a meme. Nate Diaz, one of the few people, along with Poirier, to defeat McGregor has chimed in on the latter’s loss.

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Diaz and McGregor have shared the Octagon twice, with the fights split evenly between them. The heated rivalry between the two resulted in them being a part of two of the biggest PPV buys in UFC history. The idea of a trilogy between them has always been lurking in the background. However, with McGregor’s loss against Poirier, most fans and pundits are of the opinion that the time for the trilogy has come.

At such a juncture, Diaz has fired his shot, albeit not mentioning McGregor directly.

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These guys all get finished all the time 🤦🏻‍♂️

— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 24, 2021

“These guys all get finished all the time,” Diaz wrote on Twitter.

Will the fans get to witness Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 3 this year?

Nate Diaz hasn’t competed in the UFC since he lost to Jorge Masvidal in a fight for the BMF belt. The UFC President gave an update on the fighter from Stockton, California earlier this month. Dana White told The Mac Life that he was working on a fight for Diaz. Interestingly enough, the fight, if booked, will take place at lightweight, a division where the younger Diaz brother hasn’t competed in since 2015.

Despite their inactivity, the Diaz brothers are still massive PPV draws given their large fan following. Fans have been looking forward to their return, particularly after they dropped a video of training under quarantine last month.

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Just like Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor has also been rather inactive in the past five years. ‘The Notorious One’ also blamed a portion of his loss to Poirier on him competing less frequently inside the Octagon. Irrespective of the loss, McGregor wants to stay active in 2021. Hence, his trilogy with Diaz is one of the best ways the UFC can leverage the popularity of both the athletes.

However, with McGregor coming off a loss, it’s uncertain how much of a dip his drawing power will take place. For Diaz, getting a win under the belt in 2021 will set the stage for the trilogy.

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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