It should come as no surprise that Nate Diaz was not especially impressed with Conor McGregor’s performance at UFC 246.
McGregor returned after more than a year-long absence to finish Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in Saturday’s headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While it was a long-awaited return to form for the Dublin native, Diaz didn’t have any praise for his former foe.
“Weak as f—k,” Diaz tweeted in the aftermath of McGregor’s victory.
Weak as fuck— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 19, 2020
Diaz entered a new level of stardom when he submitted McGregor in their first meeting at UFC 196 in March 2016. McGregor would win the rematch via majority decision in August of that year, but even in defeat the Stockton, Calif., native was firmly established as a box office draw.
That was proven again last year, when Diaz headlined UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden against Jorge Masvidal for the “BMF” title. Even though Diaz lost via doctor stoppage, he also took a shot at Masvidal’s cageside attire on Saturday night, which was a Versace bathrobe.
“And why the f—k u in a robe,” he wrote. “Smh.”
And why the fuck u in a robe— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 19, 2020
Diaz concluded his commentary by tweeting, “This s—ts alll fake.”
This shits alll fake— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 19, 2020
When informed of Diaz’s remarks during Saturday’s post-fight press conference, McGregor seemed open to a trilogy bout.
“Let’s go, Nathan. Let’s go, brother. Number 3,” McGregor said. “It’s always here. We’re right here, Nathan.”