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Nate Diaz Mocks UFC 254 Main Event Between Khabib Nurmagomedov And Justin Gaethje

Ryan Sidle

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Nate Diaz Mocks UFC 254 Main Event Between Khabib Nurmagomedov And Justin Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov might have put on a show in his final ever UFC fight, tapping out Justin Gaethje in the second round, but Nate Diaz clearly wasn't impressed.


Khabib defended his UFC lightweight title on Saturday night at UFC 254 against interim champion Gaethje, and took is record to 29-0.

Before the fight the Russian's former teammate Daniel Cormier had suggested the match up with the Highlight was the toughest of his undefeated run but the Eagle made relatively light work of the fight.

After taking his opponent down at the end of the first round he copied the trick early in the second round and forced the American to tap out from a triangle choke, after just one minute and 34 seconds of the second five minutes.

Diaz, who has a black belt in jiu jitsu, clearly wasn't impressed with the skills on show as he took to Twitter to simply say 'whitebelt'

Khabib is a two time former world champion of Sambo, which is a soviet martial art, as opposed to the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and a black belt in judo.

He once wore a t-shirt saying 'If Sambo was easy it would be called BJJ,' but he has been full of praise for the discipline, saying, "It doesn't matter, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, or Sambo, it doesn't matter. All sports teach us respect and to be humble. This is most important."

It was the 11th submission win of his MMA career and it seems likelier that the dig from Diaz was aimed at Gaethje, who only has one submission victory from his 22 career wins.

After the fight UFC president Dana White claimed that Khabib had broken his foot just three weeks before the fight, calling the Russian 'tough.'

White also referred to the undefeated champ as the 'baddest motherf*cker on the planet,' a title Diaz had previously fought for.

The former lightweight challenger fought Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 last November for the symbolic UFC BMF Championship.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nate Diaz, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Ryan Sidle
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