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Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 3 is going to happen. It probably doesn’t matter all that much if it happens in six months or six years — the trilogy is unsettled, and those two can disappear for years at a time without losing their loyal followings. Oh, and the occasional social media beef goes a long way in keeping people interested.
Tonight’s is a doozy. Typically, an exchange between the two online is a few short characters, a quick shot across the bow that the other is a loser. This time, however, McGregor and Diaz engaged in a lengthy debate, the majority of which can be read below (organized as chronologically as possible given the scattered nature of their Tweets and replies).
Bruh u can’t walk or fight right now why u talkin shit?— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 31, 2021
we talk later pic.twitter.com/WJXyljjD5s
Who can’t? Come thru and see you little skinny fool you be smacked up and rolled up you bum. Calis mine.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 31, 2021
This exchange lead to a direct debate between the rivals.
He fled the cage and I boxed his whole family around. And nobody finished me mate. I broke MY leg. No one or nothing else done anything to me. And anyway. Don’t worry bout them. I’m here in Cali months doing what I want. It’s 3 on the street now mate fuck your little sport.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 31, 2021
I’m on a hair trigger mate. You stay where you are in hiding if you know what’s good for you bro. God bless ya kid have a good day— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 31, 2021
After this exchange, the two broke apart to subtweet the other, choosing to essentially give uninterrupted slide shows about their respective dominance over one another. Let’s first look to Stockton’s native son:
Nah bitch u should’ve learned how to not break ur leg when I checked ur shit and u crutched outta the fight with me— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 31, 2021
And how u gonna fight me when u can’t run for your life this time wit ur broken ass you lost the last fight and ran for the hills just like kabob ur a pussy too
That means I’m the double triple champ of this whole shit fuck all you pussies ..— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 31, 2021
Ps you jumped ship on your country bitch go home don’t you got any friends— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 31, 2021
I ended this guys career lol what happened to him get him back here u need some help and why u just throw ur friends away shithead pic.twitter.com/wepc2qc7ph— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 31, 2021
I’ll fight you in 4 years when your healed up— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 31, 2021
Naturally, McGregor did not keep quiet — here’s his presentation:
Little cockroach Diaz brother.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 31, 2021
It’s 3 on the street grab the heat. pic.twitter.com/Cvbp2PEJBt
It’s none of that hitting arms and commentary screaming with me.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 31, 2021
It’s silence and holes in the head. pic.twitter.com/QFB9OghB8Q
In the midst of all the chaos, Dustin Poirier caught a stray shot. Far strange, however, is that Diaz maybe accepted the callout from Vicente Luque? Diaz’s train of thought is rarely the easiest to follow, but he seems down to fight the streaking finisher.
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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.