Nate Diaz remains one of the most legitimate fighters to have ever stepped foot inside the Octagon. Diaz last competed against Jorge Masvidal for the “BMF” title at UFC 244 back in November 2019. He lost the match via doctor’s stoppage, but he is far from finished in the fight game. Diaz also has lofty ambitions after retiring from MMA.
At UFC 263, Nate Diaz finally made his return to the Octagon as he squared off against Leon Edwards. Unfortunately for Diaz, his return didn’t quite go the way that he wanted to as Diaz lost the fight. Nate Diaz had also made it clear that he wants to compete in the Octagon again within the next three to four months.
Now it seems the legendary MMA star has been accused by boxer and MMA combatant Anthony Taylor of jumping him a couple of years, which led to disdain between the two.
While speaking to Heavy, the alleged incident happened after Bellator 228 in September 2019 when Taylor defeated Nate Diaz’s teammate Chris Avila via majority decision. He then claimed that Nate Diaz jumped him after the fight.
“I saw Nate Diaz and Chris Avila. I walked up to Nate. This is before Nate [fought] Jorge Masvidal. So, I walked up like ‘Hey, good luck in your fight.’ I walk up to Chris, tried to shake his hand, just be polite because he’s with Nate. ‘Hey, how’s it going? I’m Anthony.’ He just looked at me mad dog, didn’t say a word, just mad dog.
“Then I said alright we’re gonna fight. So they ended up setting that fight up. I beat him. Him and Nate didn’t like the fact that I beat him and they tried to jump me in the back of the event in Bellator. So they try, him and his whole little Skrap Pack team tried to jump me, and the beef has just been really on. Like, he’s been very disrespectful towards me and my team. He’s called my coaches and teammates vulgar names. He just thought he was really tough because he’s with Nate and his boys.
So when I see him, it’s on. When I see Nate, it’s going down. Like, there’s gonna be a big scene with me and Nate.
I beat him, we got to the back room where you do your medicals, I’m showboating, ‘Haha whipped your a**. ‘I’m the champ. I’m on a five-fight win streak. I won.’ So, him, Nate, they got upset. Nate threw a water bottle at me, not surprised. And four of the five guys ran up towards me. Luckily, the Bellator staff was there, I was with one of my teammates.
From there, they stopped the brawl from happening. Ever since that day, I just had a hate towards him and Nate. I do not like Nate.”
Conor McGregor previously stated that a third fight with Nate Diaz must happen at some point. We will have to wait and see when Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will duke it out in their third fight together in the future.
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