It all started from Conor and Khabib, battling it out over social media still in the aftermath of their fight. Then the old beef between Khabib and Nate Diaz was reignited when it seemed Diaz was siding with his long-time rival McGregor…
A while back, Diaz and Khabib had some altercations at a World Series of Fighting show where Diaz threw a beer at the Russian. Following this there was video footage released showing the two trading strikes but then being broken up.
This exchange between the two initially came from when Dana White said that Nate Diaz turned down a fight against the undefeated, undisputed lightweight champion. Diaz strongly declined that this happened.
Since then this is the most the two have gone for each other, showing that the bad blood has far from faded/
Over the past few weeks the two fighters have been trading tweets back and forth, it hasn’t cooled down yet.
The beef reignited when Diaz tweeted out about slapping Khabib in the head and him not doing anything about it, directly after McGregor and Khabib were trading tweets. The two kept going then Diaz returned again last night with a pretty savage tweet, singling out Khabib and his style.
Diaz has been very active on Twitter this week, somewhat surprisingly sticking up for Conor McGregor. In his latest post, Diaz sent a clear message to Sambo specialist Khabib Nurmagomedov:
When sambo guy fucks wit me 👆🏼
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 18, 2019
The fight video is obviously from back in the day where there weren’t many rules in MMA. It shows Renzo Gracie on the bottom and throwing an up kick that drops Oleg Taktarov and finishing the fight shortly after.
The caption of the tweet, clearly being aimed at Khabib and his Sambo wrestling background. Will more than likely provoke a reaction form the Champ of the Lightweight division.
What’s interesting about the video Diaz chose is that it is the exact position Khabib had Conor in, in their fight. However, McGregor wasn’t able to land an up kick like Renzo Gracie did.
Khabib hasn’t responded to this tweet as of yet but with the way it’s been going, it shouldn’t be long till Khabib retaliates again.
Feature image source Nate Diaz/Khabib Nurmagomedov on Instagram