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When Floyd Mayweather Facetimed Nate Diaz To Mock Conor McGregor

When Floyd Mayweather Facetimed Nate Diaz To Mock Conor McGregor

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend." That exact theory played itself out when Floyd Mayweather and Nate Diaz face-timed to take a dig at Conor McGregor.

Back in June 2017 McGregor and Mayweather's rivalry had started and there were talks of a fight between them, but no deal had yet been done.

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In the build up to the fight Mayweather made a call to the one man who'd beaten McGregor at the time, Nate Diaz.

The pair were on Facetime together with 'Money' telling the 'Stockton Slugger,' "I see what you did to him, I'm going to put the finishing touches."

Mayweather also tells Diaz that he thinks he won the second fight against McGregor.

Mayweather and McGregor went on to confirm their fight just a week later and started a summer trading barbs at each other, as the press tour to promote the event took in several dates across the world.

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Unsurprisingly the undefeated American went on to win their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, stopping the UFC star in the 10th round after dominating for most of the fight.

It chalked up 'Pretty Boy's' 50th win in professional boxing and the last time he's fought professionally, although he's since had an exhibition win over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

McGregor would be out of action for just over a year after his one and only appearance in a professional boxing fight, returning to face Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The rivalry between him and the Russian was even more intense than the one he'd had with Mayweather and led to a brawl outside of the octagon, after the fight, between the Eagle and Dillon Danis.

In the octagon 'the Notorious' was attacked by two of Khabib's teammates and McGregor hasn't been back in action since, although talks suggest that hiatus will end early in 2020.

The back and forth between McGregor & Mayweather was more explosive than the fight. Image: PA Images
The back and forth between McGregor & Mayweather was more explosive than the fight. Image: PA Images

Diaz fought McGregor twice in 2016, with both men winning one each, and the Stockton Slugger was then out of action himself for three years until earlier this year.

He defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 but at UFC 244 he lost to Jorge Masvidal for the BMF title. Many fans would love to see the third installment of Diaz vs McGregor, the trash talk alone would be worth it.

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Boxing News, BMF Title, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, MMA, Floyd Mayweather

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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