- Nate Diaz trash-talked Justin Gaethje after seeing a quote regarding his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Diaz has been urging UFC to book him for the last fight of his contract
Fan-favorite Nate Diaz has not been one to watch his words and he certainly did not hold back from trashing Justin Gaethje ahead of his upcoming fight this May 7.
Nate Diaz goes in on Gaethje
Justin Gaethje is set to challenge the current UFC lightweight king Charles Oliveira this May 7 at UFC 274. Ahead of the bout, ‘Highlight’ spoke with ESPN’s Megan Olivi about how Oliveira will face a very tough challenge this weekend.
“(Oliveira) is gonna have to walk through hell like Khabib did,” Gaethje said. “He better be praying every day that he gets me to the ground.”
While the judges scored the first round of the contest for Gaethje, he lost convincingly to Khabib Nurmagomedov who managed to submit him in the second round.
Nate Diaz did not take kindly to Gaethje’s quote and after seeing it on his social media, he took to Instagram to post a story that bashed the 33-year-old fighter’s take on his own loss.
“Bruh got triangle choked from mount. What he talkin bout.”
Diaz urges the UFC to book his last fight
Younger of the two Diaz brothers, Nate endeared himself to the fans with his brash personality much like his elder brother Nick. Nate has become one of the biggest stars of the UFC and finds himself in a struggle to book the last fight on his contract.
I been trying to fight everybody and no go what’s the hold up ufc 😡👊🏼 ?
I’m not fighting Conor he sucks.
I’ll fight some one quit slow rolling me please
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 26, 2022
“@ufc I been trying to fight everybody and no go what’s the hold up? I’m not fighting Conor he sucks. I’ll fight some one quit slow rolling me please. Thanks”
Diaz has remained on the sidelines since his last bout against Leon Edwards in June 2021. There were talks of a match-up against Dustin Poirier with both fighters seemingly willing to make it happen but interest died down from the organization.
Given that one of the promotion’s biggest draws is on his last fight of the contract, UFC may be saving him for a third fight with Conor McGregor.