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Nate Diaz calls out Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to a fight

Max Sherry

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Nate Diaz calls out Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to a fight

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Nate Diaz wants to settle his beef with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the ring, calling him out to a fight.

The underlying issues with Diaz and The Rock stem from a few years back.

It all started when the Hollywood megastar appeared to support Jorge Masvidal during his bout with Nate Diaz for the BMF title – a move which didn't go down well with Diaz.

Then there was Diaz's recent comments about The Rock's sneaker sponsorship with the UFC, saying the shoes "f**king suck".

Well, now the MMA icon - fresh off the back of his final fight on his UFC contract - has ignited their feud once again, throwing down the gauntlet to the former WWE superstar.

"I'm only going to fight The Rock," Diaz tweeted.

"Otherwise I'm good."

It's not the first time Diaz has gone after The Rock.

Back in 2019, after Johnson wrapped the BMF belt round Jorge Masvidal's waist, Diaz took aim at him during the post-fight press conference.

"F**k The Rock too man, that motherf**ker over here playing me," Diaz told the media.

"See him over there smiling with Masvidal. Should have had Mike Tyson handing out a belt if anybody.

"I don’t give a f*** about no belt anyway. But he can get it too. He’s on that side, f**k him. I’m on the west coast side.

"Mike Tyson should have been here anyway, he’s the baddest man on the planet right? He should have been the one.

"You guys caught me at a bad time. The Rock’s cool, I like Ballers, but he picked the wrong side so he can get his ass whooped too.

"With all due respect, he can get it too."

At the time, The Rock responded, saying: "I wasn’t surprised at Nate’s comments because that’s the Nate we all know and love.

"He is as advertised. He gets it. He knows that me and Jorge are boys.

"We’re from Miami, we have a lot of deep connections down there, a lot of the fighters we know, a lot of the coaches and trainers down there, a lot of the gyms we’ve been to.

"There’s a connection so I was totally fine with it, he gets it."

Johnson hasn't replied to Diaz's recent call-out, though.

Topics: Australia, MMA, UFC, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, Nate Diaz

Max Sherry
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