Nate Diaz has slammed the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
UFC officially booked Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje for October 24 with Diaz pulling no punches in his assessment of the championship contest.
:trophy: KHABIB. :trophy: GAETHJE.
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- UFC (@ufc) July 28, 2020
ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani took to social media to ask fans who'll win the match and Diaz piped up with a brutal reply.
On Instagram, he wrote: "Who gives a f**k they're on the same team it's not even real #phonymotherf**kers."
Diaz, 35, hasn't fought since his stoppage defeat to Jorge Masvidal for the BMF title at UFC 244 last November.
But UFC president Dana White says Diaz will "definitely" return to the famed Octagon.
"Oh, definitely. Definitely," he said about a potential return for the Stockton slugger. "I think Nate will fight (in the UFC) again."
However, his comeback fight won't be a rematch with Masvidal.
Speaking to ESPN, White said he has no interest in matching Diaz against Masvidal for the time being.
"I don't think you do an immediate rematch," he revealed.
"We gotta see how some of these fights play out and see what's next for [Masvidal].
"I mean he's talking about fighting again after next year. So, you know, still a long ways away and a lot of things can change in that division in the next six-to-eight months."
A trilogy fight against McGregor has also been mooted despite the Irishman walking away from the UFC. They continue to trade insults on social media ahead of potential third meeting.
Who do you want to see Diaz face in the cage? Let us know.
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