September 30, 2022

Conor McGregor praises Nate Diaz for breaching contract

Conor McGregor praises Nate Diaz for breaching contract

Conor McGregor He only praised the longtime rival and “loyal star” Nate Diaz Before a potential UFC farewell match.

Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) will play the final on his current contract tonight when he meets Tony Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) Saturday night at UFC 279 At the Welterweight Championships at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main ticket airs on the following pay-per-view prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.

Diaz’s path has not been easy to get to this point. He was forced to walk away, made pointless rivalries and had to work his way through UFC tactics to get to the cusp of free agency. He was supposed to fight undefeated wrecking machine Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279, but… The card has been modified After Shemayev lost weight For 7.5 pounds.

However, Diaz is here, and McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) – who has two fights left on his contract – has twice congratulated his opponent and said that although Diaz is on his way out, the competition between them is not. not done (via Twitter):

Congratulations to Nate Diaz on reaching the end of his contractual obligations with the UFC, and as a superstar visitor. Fantastic achievement. fair play.
Our triple will happen.

McGregor and Diaz fought in two of the most memorable fights in UFC history. Diaz Record a shocking surprise In short order McGregor handed over his first octagonal loss at UFC 196 in March 2016, only to “The Notorious” to return and win the majority decision In a rematch at UFC 202 in August 2016.

A third encounter was talked about years ago, and both men stated that it would happen before their careers ended.

For more information on the card, visit the MMA Junkie Event Center for UFC 279.