UFC famous person Nate Diaz has been challenged to a battle by No. 13 ranked welterweight Belal “Bear in mind the Identify” Muhammad. Muhammad is presently driving a 3-fight win streak at 170 kilos and is 7-1 in his final eight bouts.
On Tuesday, Muhammad entered the highest 15 of the official UFC welterweight rankings as No. 13, the spot Diaz was holding previous to the replace. In his callout, Muhammad introduced consideration to that and in addition used one in every of Diaz’s most iconic traces.
“I’m taking all the pieces you labored for @NateDiaz209 come attempt to get ur quantity again bro,” Muhammad tweeted.
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) November 17, 2020
Diaz has not but reacted to Muhammad’s problem. It’s unclear when the fighter from Stockton, California, will battle once more. He final competed in November 2019 when he misplaced to Jorge Masvidal by physician’s stoppage.
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Muhammad Used Diaz’s Line From His Put up-Combat Interview in 2015
Diaz is a fighter recognized for memorable interviews contained in the Octagon and maybe his most well-known one occurred after he defeated Michael Johnson throughout UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 in December 2015. Diaz returned to the Octagon after taking up a yr hiatus from the game and defeated Johnson by unanimous determination.
Throughout his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Diaz referred to as out Conor McGregor.
“F*** that,” Diaz mentioned through MMA Preventing. “Conor McGregor, you’re taking all the pieces I labored for, mom f*****. I’m gonna battle your f****** a**. You recognize what’s the true battle, what’s the true cash battle — me. Not these clowns that you just already punked on the press convention. Ain’t no one needs to see that. You recognize you possibly can beat them already. It’s a straightforward battle. You need the true s***. Proper right here.”
The callout put Diaz on the map as a attainable opponent for “Infamous” and he ended up preventing and defeating the Irishman lower than three months later. They rematched in August 2016 and McGregor received by majority determination. Followers have been anticipating their trilogy battle for over 4 years.
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No. 2 Ranked Welterweight Gilbert Burns Just lately Challenged Diaz to a Grappling Match
High welterweight contender Gilbert Burns has his eyes on Diaz as properly. The Brazilian took to social media final week to problem Diaz to a grappling match. “Durinho” needs to compete in opposition to Diaz in Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground promotion and he has main stakes in thoughts.
“As my title my battle isn’t scheduled but, ([not] as a result of me),” Burns wrote. “Let’s [grapple] @natediaz209, I put $200,000 you place $200,000 winner takes all @sonnench.”
Identical to Muhammad’s problem, Diaz has but to reply to Burns’ problem.
Final month, Diaz shaded Burns, posting a clip of Durinho getting knocked out by Dan Hooker. Burns and No. 5 ranked light-weight Hooker competed in July 2018 when the Brazilian was at 155 kilos.
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 9, 2020
Hooker knocked out Burns within the first spherical. Durinho competed two extra occasions at light-weight, profitable each bouts, earlier than transferring as much as welterweight the place he’s undefeated.
Durinho is 3-Zero at 170 kilos and is the presumed subsequent contender to battle champion Kamaru Usman for the welterweight strap.
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