UFC’s Nate Diaz Answers Challenge, Blasts Rivals

UFC Fighter Nate Diaz

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UFC superstar Nate Diaz appears to have accepted the challenge of lightweight contender Dan Hooker on Tuesday for a catchweight bout between two of the most gritty action fighters in the sport.

First, Diaz, 35, lamented the apparent upcoming Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch that might be on its way later this year.

Diaz posted, “Let’s don’t get it twisted I already smoked these 2 now they play fighting …”.

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Next, Diaz seems to have answered Hooker’s weight class question by offering to meet him in the middle for an apparent catchweight fight.

Two days ago, Hooker asked “55 or 70”?

Diaz replied, “165 Lbs”.

Hooker later tweeted, “Anywhere, anytime…”.

Now, UFC fans will have to wait and see if Diaz and Hooker actually end up in the Octagon together.

Diaz vs. Hooker at 165 pounds would be a welcome addition to the UFC’s stacked fight schedule.


Diaz and Poirier Collide on Twitter

Poirier responded to Diaz’s stipulation to Hooker by saying that he’d fight Diaz at 165 pounds if that’s what was being offered.

Poirier posted, “I’ll whip you there too”.

But Diaz wasn’t impressed.

Diaz posted, “The offer wasn’t for you dumbass Real fighters only You already lost And you and your teammate are both fighting your friends Fake ass fighters”.

So don’t expect to see Diaz and Poirier collide anywhere but social media anytime soon.


Diaz’s History with Both UFC Stars

Diaz has some history with both McGregor and Poirier.

Diaz and McGregor already fought each other in two of the biggest fights in UFC history. The two superstars split fights back in 2016 at UFC 196 and UFC 202. A trilogy bout was thought to be on the way numerous times over the years, to the point that most assumed it was virtually inevitable, but that never came to fruition.

Meanwhile, Diaz was supposed to face Poirier in 2018 at UFC 230, but the fight was canceled.

Now, Diaz seems content to move on from both McGregor and Poirier, at least for the time being.

Diaz vs. Hooker probably wouldn’t be quite the same level of attraction as his epic showdowns against McGregor were, or even that potential against Poirier might have been, but it would still be one of the best action fights that could be made.


Diaz Challenged by Rising Star Chimaev

As if all that wasn’t enough, Diaz was also challenged by rising welterweight and middleweight contender Khamzat Chimaev on the same day.

Chimaev posted, “I don’t play fighting I fight so get your soft body to Vegas and I will smoke you on dec 19. You are a real fighter so let’s go @NateDiaz209”.

Chimaev has already called out both Diaz brothers before, so it’s clear he’s super interested in making the fight happen.

However, there’s little reason to believe Diaz would be as inclined to face someone like Chimaev right now who hasn’t yet made a name for himself against elite competition.

Still, it was a busy day for Diaz, one of the most popular and recognizable stars in the sport.

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