Nate Diaz has trolled rival Khabib Nurmagomedov on social media, claiming the Russian is "full of s***" after his recent comments on Mike Tyson 's 'Hotboxin' podcast.
Nurmagomedov spoke with former two-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo and boxing legend Tyson earlier this week. One of the topics they discussed during the podcast was street fighting.
'The Eagle' revealed that his mother disapproved of him being involved in street fights. Nurmagomedov also said that his mother had told him to "never come home" if he lost.
Reacting to these comments, Diaz took to social media to write: "That kabobs full of s***,"
Diaz and Nurmagomedov have clashed on two occasions, once in 2015 and more recently at UFC 239 in 2019.
The first incident took place at a World Series of Fighting event in 2015. Diaz was watching his teammate Jake Shields fight for the welterweight title whilst Khabib was watching his cousin, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, fight on the card.
“I’m not into this bully s***, he’s [Khabib] into bullying and stuff, that’s his thing. When I ran into him and his team at the World Series, I was standing there watching Jake, my friend, fight," Diaz said.
"They took a group picture with me behind them, just to laugh at me, make fun of me.
“[Khabib] is like, ‘Ah, come on, man’ and they’re all laughing, 12 Russian dudes. I slapped him in his face for making fun of me and I’m like, ‘What?’ And he didn’t do nothing.”
“I was outside furious. So I waited for him to come out there and I went to get him again and he ran off.
Four years later and Diaz would run into Nurmagomedov and his team at UFC 239. The event went down in history after Jorge Masvidal scored the fastest knockout in promotional history, stopping Ben Askren in just five seconds.
Diaz walked past Nurmagomedov's teammate, Islam Makhachev, and words were exchanged before it got heated.
UFC president Dana White said of the incident: "Those two were within two rows of each other and then they started to get into a fight and we broke it up and we got it handled."
Diaz returned to the octagon after an 18-month layoff when he fought Leon Edwards in June. After losing the majority of the fight, Diaz had Edwards badly hurt at the end of the fifth round. Diaz would go on to lose by unanimous decision.
The undefeated Nurmagomedov retired from MMA after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 last October. Since retiring Nurmagomedov has purchased, rebranded and launched his own Russian-based MMA promotion, Eagle Fighting Championship (EFC).
The Russian is also coaching fighters such as Islam Makachev and Usman Nurmagomedov at the American Kickboxing Academy.
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