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Conor McGregor Goes On Bizarre Rant About Nate Diaz's 'Yacht'

Conor McGregor Goes On Bizarre Rant About Nate Diaz's 'Yacht'

Conor McGregor has responded to the news of Nate Diaz's return to the octagon next month in the most typical fashion, bringing up a weird argument from five years ago.

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On Wednesday it was announced that Diaz will be facing Leon Edwards in the co-main event of UFC 262 in May, in the first five round fight in a non-title co-main event.

Diaz is most famous with his pair of fights with McGregor nearly five years ago, though his reputation is obviously built on far more than that, with the 35-year-old handing the Irishman his first UFC loss in their first meeting.

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That meeting came at very late notice for Diaz, after the Notorious' original opponent Rafael dos Anjos was injured 11 days before the fight.

Dana White said the Stockton native was in fighting form because he was training for a marathon. Diaz quickly denied that claim by taking to social media to claim he was on a yacht with friends.

Whilst the two rivals have had plenty of back and forth over their two fights, and years after, since the post about the yacht, it's rarely, if ever, been brought up.

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However McGregor has taken the announcement of Diaz's fight as a perfect opportunity to bring up the yacht by claiming that the former UFC lightweight title contender wasn't even on a yacht.

The Irishman took to social media to say that it wasn't in fact a yacht but simply a boat, because obviously that matters.

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Of course there was no way Diaz was going to stay quiet after the, frankly bizarre, Twitter rant of his rival, and he responded on Twitter.

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Diaz did stop McGregor in that first fight, despite his time at sea and just 11 days notice before the fight, before the former two weight champion got revenge in their second meeting.

There has been plenty of talk in the time since of a potential trilogy fight, which would undoubtedly make both men plenty of money.

Instead Diaz is hoping to get himself in the fray for a shot at the welterweight title, should he beat Edwards, whilst McGregor is expected to take on Dustin Poirier in July, in another trilogy fight.

All this animosity on social media only makes McGregor vs Diaz III all the most exciting, if it does eventually happen.

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, UFC, MMA

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