Leon Edwards and his fanbase are likely throwing a tantrum as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, called out Nate Diaz on social media this evening. Diaz (20-13) made a remark on Tuesday about how Usman (19-1) is expected to fight Colby Covington, who “Nigerian Nightmare” previously defeated at UFC 245 in 2019 (watch highlights).
“Who dis guy fighting next? Someone he already KOed,” Diaz wrote with a facepalm emoji.
Who dis guy fighting next ?— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 22, 2021
Someone he already koed ♂️ pic.twitter.com/x3dFqMvVaZ
Usman appears ready to welcome Diaz back to the Octagon, telling the Stockton scrapper to contact UFC Chief Business Officer, Hunter Campbell, to set it up.
“I see you 209,” Usman wrote. “If you really want this 187 then call your boy Hunter.”
I see you 209. If you really want this 187 then call your boy hunter— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) June 22, 2021
Diaz replied, reminding Usman he was already tied up with the aforementioned Covington rematch.
“You are locked down,” Diaz retorted. “You do what you’re told to do like a good champion.”
Ur locked down you do what ur told to do like a good champion pic.twitter.com/nl6xRUopZ2— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 22, 2021
Usman fired back, suggesting that until a contract is signed, Diaz was behaving like a keyboard warrior.
“Keyword ‘CHAMPION’ lol. All you guys just internet tough guys nowadays. Like I said if you really want this pressure then holla at your boy hunter”
Key word “CHAMPION” lol. All you guys just internet tough guys nowadays. Like I said if you really want this pressure then holla at your boy hunter— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) June 23, 2021
Diaz is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Edwards at UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Despite losing handily (details here), the Stockton native was able to flip the promotional script by nearly stopping Edwards in the closing moments of round five.
Usman most recently defended his UFC Welterweight crown via second-round knockout vs. Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 (watch it), which took place on April 24, 2021, inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
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