Nate Diaz Says He’d Rather Fight Kamaru Usman in Response to Gilbert Burns’ Fiery Twitter Call-Out

Published 07/22/2021, 9:05 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Nate Diaz speaks to the media during the UFC 202 – Press Conference at TMobile Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC welterweights Gilbert Burns and Nate Diaz are going back and forth on social media and fans can’t seem to get enough. The interaction was spurred on by ‘Durinho’ who has been increasingly active over the last few days. He’s called out every top welterweight fighter under the sun and as he’s eager to get back to title contention.

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Burns was soundly defeated by champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 and has since won a bout against Stephen Thompson. However, he’ll need another win or two in order to justify getting another crack at gold. He’s fired shots at Leon Edwards, Jorge Masvidal, and Nate Diaz and is keen to get a streak going at welterweight as soon as possible.

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Gilbert Burns x Nate Diaz: War of words

Burns has been nothing short of relentless when it comes to making call-outs and he hadn’t got a reaction from his foes. It’s clear as day that Gilbert Burns is ready to face all comers despite the fact that he’s ranked above everyone else he’s calling out.

However, this changed once Nate Diaz decided to chime in and he ended up trolling Burns. Diaz largely disregarded Gilbert Burns’ call-out and instead doubled down on facing the undisputed champion, Kamaru Usman.

Gilbert Burns is not one to take a slight laying down, and he quickly returned fire to Nate Diaz. He called out Diaz’s gangster persona that has existed for several years and ripped him for not taking the fight.

It seems as though Nate Diaz is more interested in the gold strap than anything else these days. However, it will be almost impossible to justify giving him a title shot since he’s coming off a loss to Leon Edwards. Not to mention, he is 1-3 in his last four fights dating all the way back to 2016 when he lost to Conor McGregor.

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Kamaru Usman has shared an interest to fight Nate Diaz and this is something that would be undoubtedly lucrative. Time will be the best indication to determine if the UFC will try to put the fight together.`

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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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