Nate Diaz is not a fan of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Diaz has taken shots at Nurmagomedov in the past, including slapping him at an MMA event, and now he has ripped ‘The Eagle’ after his Hall of Fame induction. The Stockton, native took exception to who Nurmagomedov fought in his career and says the former lightweight champ was a scared fighter.
"You were a scared fighter, scared of fighting the whole time, and now you’re in the [UFC] Hall of Fame?”
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“Khabib’s a f*****g little b***h too. Khabib just was like, who did he beat for the title he got? Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje? They’ve both been finished off, over and over, the same way that he beat them. You ain’t no good. You are a scared fighter, scared of fighting the whole time,” Diaz said to The MMA Hour. “And now, you’re in the Hall of Fame. I was here before the Hall of Fame even showed up, actually. Now you’re a Hall of Famer? Like, whatever. I don’t even want nothing to do with the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame’s a joke too. But [I’m] The Ultimate Fighter, right?”
Although Nate Diaz doesn’t think Khabib Nurmagomedov had a Hall of Famer career, the former lightweight champion ended his career undefeated and did end with the three biggest wins of his career as he submitted Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, and Conor McGregor. In his career, he also beat the likes of Rafael dos Anjos, Edson Barboza, and Al Iaquinta among others.
Nate Diaz, meanwhile, has not fought since he dropped a decision to Leon Edwards and has been campaigning for a fight for quite some time. He has also told the UFC to let him out of his deal as he has one fight left on his contract but the promotion has been holding him out until he re-signs. Diaz became a massive star after he submitted McGregor at UFC 196 on short notice.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime