Morning Report: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz exchange trash talk, tease third fight


Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz may never give each other peace.

McGregor and Diaz have one of, if not the single biggest rivalries in MMA, stemming from their pair of bouts in 2016 that rank among the most successful pay-per-views in UFC history. The two men have always taken shots at each other since then. This tradition continued when McGregor saw Dana White’s promotional videos and suggested that they face off in the Power Slap arena.

“This power slap championships is growing on me. It’s hard to not enjoy good-quality clatters, hahaha. It’s a flip of the coin which one gets to go first. How long do they have to recover before they get to throw their counter? Is it possible to throw their counter if they are KO’d? Fascinating. I’m attending one of these 100%. This Dana? Dana, what is the point of all this madness? I’m in.

“Me vs Nate on it for the title hahahaha. Maybe that’s a title you’d have a better chance of coming close to winning Nate you little slapper hahahaha.”

Famous for his “Stockton Slap” even before facing McGregor, Diaz was launched into superstardom after submitting McGregor on short notice at UFC 196. So, even though McGregor won their rematch a few months later at UFC 202, Diaz still revels in reminding McGregor how their first match went down, and responded to the latest attack from “Notorious” in kind.

“I already beat you at that game too. If submissions weren’t allowed, I knocked you out way faster than Floyd [Mayweather Jr.] did. It was true, so I choked it faster than [Khabib Nurmagomedov]. Boom Roasted.”

Despite not having faced each other in six years, there has been talk about a trio of them fighting. This is complicated now that Diaz has been released from the UFC contract. However, McGregor teased McGregor’s third fight and promised fireworks, regardless of when it occurs.

“I telling you bro I been milling people your shape and size and bad. But gonna be a knock no doubt. I not sure I give a rats fully but I gonna go sprint until I can’t sprint no more in the 3rd fight I don’t care. The absolute greatest power that I possess is the opening bell. Until we’ll see.”

McGregor is still working to return to action following his severe leg break against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Diaz, meanwhile, is currently a free agent, but has declared his intention to pursue big fights in boxing, most likely against Jake Paul.


Results. Jared Cannonier wins competitive split decision over Sean Strickland at UFC Vegas 66.

Mad. Sean Strickland rips scoring of UFC Vegas 66 main event: ‘You have judges that don’t know how to f****** do their job.’

Gross. Rafa Garcia reveals he lost 20 percent of his blood after gruesome cut on his head opened an artery.

Stupid. Jake Shields, Mike Jackson erupt in physical altercation at UFC PI over social media insults.

Delusion. Conor McGregor teases future move to middleweight: ‘I’d be a big fridge.’

Suit. Chael Sonnen sued for allegedly punching man in jaw at Four Seasons Hotel.

Debut. Zion Clark, wrestler born with no legs, wins pro MMA debut.


UFC Vegas 66 Post Show.

UFC Vegas 66 Post Fight Press Conference.

Ian Machado ranks his top five Conor McGregor moments.

Aljamain Sterling takes his team to Jamaica.

Michael Bisping reacts to UFC Vegas 66.


On To The Next One. Matches to make following UFC Vegas 66.


World Cup.


Rules clarification.




Andre Muniz (23-4) vs. Brendan Allen (20-5); UFC Fight Night, Feb. 25.

Augusto Sakai (15-5-1) vs. Don’Tale Mayes (9-5); UFC Fight Night, Feb. 25.

Marvin Vettori (18-5-1) vs. Roman Dolidze (12-1); UFC 286, March 18.

Joanne Wood (15-8) vs. Luana Carolina (8-3); UFC 286, March 18.


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