Nate Diaz has criticized Russian UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov’s legendary career and path to the Hall of Fame. The Russian lightweight legend retired 29-0 in October 2020 after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
This came as part of a promise to his mother not to continue fighting after his father Abdulmanap passed away from Covid complications in the same year, and Nurmagomedov has since become a trainer to oversee the path of prospects like Islam Makhachev. Appearing never to lace up his gloves again, Nurmagomedov was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame with close friend and former American Academy of Kickboxing associate Daniel Cormier in late July, but the gesture is something with which Diaz evidently does not agree with. .
“Khabib’s fucking bitch too.” Diaz kicked off the fighter from Dagestan in a tirade on MMA Hour.
Who did he beat for the title? He got Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. They’ve both been finished off over and over the same way he beat them. You are not good”. Diaz threatened.
“You were a scared fighter, scared to fight all the time, and now you’re in the Hall of Fame. “I was here before the Hall of Fame came along. You are now a member of the Hall of Fame.
“Whatever. I don’t even want anything to do with the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is also a joke. he added. This is not Diaz’s first meeting with Nurmagomedov. Their first meeting came in the World Series of Wrestling, now known as the League of Professional Wrestlers, in 2015, when Diaz claimed he slapped Nurmagomedov across the face for trying to taunt him with “12 Russian Uncles” when taking a group photo.
It has also been said that a massive brawl broke out at the event which then resumed at a hotel.
“I’m not on this thug shit, he is [Khabib] on bullying and stuff, that’s his thing.” Diaz said as he recalled the altercation. “I was outside furious” Diaz added. “So I waited for him to come out and I went looking for him again and he ran off. “I shouldn’t have done that. It was reckless, it was stupid. I was angry, but he was bothering me. So now he’s trying to act like ‘Mr. Do it right.’ ‘I’m Mr. Well, this guy is a piece of shit, I don’t need this trash talk,'” Diaz further stated.
At UFC 239 in July 2019, the two men almost came to blows once again, as president Dana White explained.
“Those two were within two rows of each other and then they started fighting and we split it up and handled it.” white said deporte.
He recently gave one of the Nelk Boys, Shawny Mack, the “Stockton slap” at UFC 276 nearly a fortnight ago, in what some believe was a response to comments made about Diaz’s training partner Nick Maximov, Diaz currently does not have an opponent lined up and is campaigning to be released from his contract.
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