Nate Diaz responded to the criticisms of Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor and Justin Gatheje among others in the most Nate Diaz way possible. By arguing that unlike these fighters he’s never been knocked unconscious to the point of a stoppage.
Diaz who is on a warpath entering his final months in the UFC took shots at everyone who called him out in the past year. The Stockton native argued on Twitter with a video on why he’s more of a star than most top contenders in the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions.
Nate Diaz goes all out against past and future opponents inclding Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal
On Twitter the fighter posted a video captioned, “At least I never really lost like all these fuckers” alongside a video that opened with his fifth-round flurry against Edwards in their bout that almost knocked out the Brit along with his years-long work at gaining a title shot. This was in a fight where Diaz was being brutally beat up and out-skilled in every aspect of the game and still, he refused to go down.’
After that the video showcases Gilbert Burns being knocked out by Dan Hooker, Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler being put out by Charles Oliveira, Usman’s KO of Masvidal and Michael Johnson’s KO of Dustin Poirier, all with the caption “irrelevant” hovering in the back of the video.
The video ends with Diaz’s finish over McGregor at UFC 196, where the Irishman shot for a takedown after being shaken by 1-2’s from Diaz ultimately getting caught in a rear-naked choke, suffering his first loss in the UFC.
Diaz is currently on the last fight of his current contract and has expressed an interest in fighting Dustin Poirier. Everyone from Kevin Holland to Khamzat Chimaev has put in their name to be the one who gives Nate Diaz his UFC farewell. Diaz has also clarified via his Twitter that the reason he wants to be out of the UFC is so that he can have a lucrative fight against Jake Paul in Boxing.
In his previous outing against Leon Edwards at UFC 263, Diaz lost the majority of the fight except for a final 30-second beat down of Edwards where the brit barely managed to survive. This and the iconic post-fight antics of acting as if he won, left the Diaz brothers stock as high as ever.