UFC Superstar Nate Diaz Blasts Fighter: ‘White Belt’ [LOOK]

Nate Diaz

Getty Nate Diaz leaves the Octagon after his majority-decision loss to Conor McGregor in their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

One fighter is not impressed with the jiu-jitsu Justin Gaethje displayed during UFC 254 and that is Nate Diaz. “The Highlight” earned the interim lightweight title in May when he defeated Tony Ferguson by fifth-round TKO and he stepped inside the Octagon on Saturday, attempting to unify the belt against lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Gaethje was unable to capture undisputed gold, however. He was choked out by Nurmagomedov in the second round via triangle choke, and after the UFC 254 main event ended, Diaz took to Twitter, writing, “Whitebelt.”

A few hours later, Diaz took aim at Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. He wrote, “None of these guys know jiu jitsu Poirier, Gaethje, McGregor. I ain’t eating this s*** up like yallllll.”

All three of the fighters Diaz named have lost to Nurmagomedov via submission.

On Sunday, Diaz took a shot a Nurmagomedov as well, writing “29 and 1,” taking a shot at Nurmagomedov’s 29-0 record.

 


Gaethje’s Loss to Nurmagomedov Was His First By Submission

UFC 254 was the first time in Gaethje’s professional mixed martial career that he was finished by submission. With the loss, The Highlight’s record fell to 22-3. On the other end, Nurmagomedov extended his undefeated record to 29-0, with 11 wins via submission and 8 via KO or TKO.

Diaz has not competed inside the Octagon since battling Jorge Masvidal for the “BMF” title in November 2019 during UFC 244. Diaz lost the fight by doctor’s stoppage in-between the third and fourth round.

Poirier and McGregor have been linked to a fight on January 23. With Nurmagomedov announcing his retirement from the sport, some believe that the UFC will consider making the fight a match for the vacant lightweight championship.

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UFC 254 Fight Card & Results

In the main event of UFC 254, Nurmagomedov secured his 29th victory in a row with the submission over Gaethje. The fight card took place on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, and because the event took place during primetime in the local market, Americans tuned into the pay-per-view during Saturday afternoon.

All in all, there were 12 bouts. See the results below:

Main Card

Lightweight Bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Justin Gaethje via Second-Round Triangle Choke
Middleweight Bout: Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight Bout: Alexander Volkov def. Walt Harris via Second-Round TKO
Middleweight Bout: Phil Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun via First-Round KO
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova via Second-Round Rear-Naked Choke
Light Heavyweight Bout: Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cuțelaba via First-Round KO

Preliminary card

Heavyweight Bout: Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve via First-Round KO
140-Pound Catchweight Bout: Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
173-Pound Catchweight Bout: Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira via First-Round Guillotine Choke
Light Heavyweight Bout: Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey Determined a Draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

Early Preliminary Card

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua via First-Round TKO
159.5-Pound Catchweight Bout: Joel Álvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev via First-Round Armbar

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