Nick Diaz Feels His Brother And Him Can Beat Boring Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
This past Saturday, October 6th, 2018 undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his title after submitting former two-division champion Conor Mcgregor via neck crank in the fourth round at UFC 229. Instead of celebrating career’s biggest win, ‘Eagle’ leaped over the Octagon fence and caused chaos.
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz who was rooting for Irishman to defeat Nurmagomedov because Diaz isn’t a fan of Russian’s fighting style as he only relies on his wrestling insists he and his younger brother could beat the boring Khabib Nurmagomedov, who tapped McGregor in the fourth round. ‘Eagle’s win was lopsided that didn’t impress Diaz. (Via BJPenn)
“I don’t think Conor looked like himself in that fight,” Nick Diaz told UFC on Fox. “First time I saw him on screen. Yeah, I don’t think he looked 100% Conor McGregor in that fight.”
“I wanted him to win because I’m tired of seeing [Nurmagomedov’s] type of style win,” he added. “To me it’s a dirty fighting style.”
Yeah [we could beat him], because you have to have a certain style to beat that kind of wrestler on the ground,” Nick Diaz said. “McGregor’s like brand new on the bottom. I think my brother could beat him, I definitely think I could beat him, but I’d have to fight him at a catchweight cause I’d have a hard time getting down to 155 pounds.”
“You’ve got to be like McGregor, but you’ve got to be able to survive that bottom game, you know? He didn’t have good defense on the bottom, he didn’t have the right formula on the bottom.”
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“The two things people want out of mixed martial arts right now is more of me, and less of you [Nurmagomedov],” Diaz concluded. “Less of the wrestler. Less of the defensive boxer and wrestler who puts on a boring fight. It’s just a dirty way of fighting… holding onto somebody and giving them little hits. So yeah, I’ve got to take McGregor’s side on that one.’
Well, you call it dirty or not, but Khabib dominantly won. He remains undefeated with a professional record of (27-0) has yet to meet someone of his skills inside the Octagon. But before he thinks who he’ll fight next, he has to answer Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for post-fight brawl antics.
What do you think of Nick Diaz’s comments? Did Conor Mcgregor was looking off?