Nate Diaz suggests Vicente Luque hold up to fight, taunts Conor McGregor, and claims he ‘made’ Jorge Masvidal
Nate Diaz had a busy day on Twitter Thursday. As he made claims that Vicente Luque was the reason a fight between the two hasn’t been made, and then he randomly took aim at rivals Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal.
Diaz’s (20-13) Twitter game can be like controlled chaos at times. It’s random while on occasion has a specific aim. On Tuesday, UFC fans got a bit of both from the 36-year-old.
First, he set his Twitter crosshairs on fourth-ranked welterweight Luque (21-7-1). A fighter that has made it clear for more than a year that he ver much covets a fight with the Stockton bad boy. However, it’s never really been clear if Diaz is at all interested in the bout. But yesterday he seemed to confirm he is open to the booking. Yet, he did so by throwing some shade at “The Silent Assassin” and suggested a contract for the matchup hasn’t been signed because the Brazilian is the hold up in negotiations.
Nate Diaz frames Vicente Luque as the hold up in a possible fight
“I ain’t got a contract. It must be something wrong with Luque,” Diaz wrote.
Of course, no Diaz trash talk tweet ever goes unnoticed and Luque had a response for him that read like several public counteroffers. As the 29-year-old suggested his possible opponent could decide the when, where, amount of rounds, and stipulations for the matchup he’s sought for so long.
“You know I’m in from day one! I’ve never backed up from a fight and I’m not gonna start now! We can do it when and where you want, I’m ready. I’ll raise my offer, we can go as many rounds as you want. Let’s make it an all stand-up war. No takedowns allowed,” Luque wrote in two separate tweets.
Diaz goes fishing for rematches with Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal
Unfortunately for the red hot welterweight, Diaz did not respond to the impromptu Twitter negotiations. Instead, he chose to take aim at some familiar targets in long-time rival McGregor (22-6), and his 2019, “baddest mother f*cker” title fight opponent Masvidal (35-15).
In the caption for a video showcasing his offensive highlights from his two previous bouts with McGregor, he claimed that he “banked” a bunch of points on the Irishman’s face in their 30-plus minutes of Octagon time together. That he made “Notorious” turn into a wrestler, as well as the idea that he, in fact, was the one who made “Gamebred” a star in the sport.
“[Conor McGregor], my boxing’s piss? I banked on your face, turned you into a wrestler, and then choked you b*tch. In reality your whole country and belongings are mine. Plus, I made that fight and you took the bait. Then I made Masvidal’s b*tchass. Don’t forget I make this whole sh*t spin,” Diaz wrote.
Diaz scored a second-round submission win over McGregor in their UFC 196 main event bout five years ago. In the rematch five months later, the former two-division champion evened the score by way of a five-round majority decision victory. McGregor is out of action until 2022 after fracturing his leg in his TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Despite the brash talk, Diaz was unsuccessful in his UFC 244 matchup against Masvidal. Losing by third-round technical knockout from a cut that led to a doctor stoppage. Masvidal is set to face third-ranked welterweight Leon Edwards in December at UFC 269.
Diaz has not fought since a unanimous decision loss to Edwards at UFC 263.
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