"Kabibs hiding scared cause I slapped the shit out of him"
Nate Diaz, who has not fought in the UFC since August 2016, appears to be gearing up for a return to the octagon as he just called out undefeated Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, as well as longtime rival Conor McGregor, and Dustin Poirier.
Diaz posted a video on instagram on Monday with the following caption:
"Kabibs hiding scared cause I slapped the shit out of him Conor already got his ass beat twice Where the fuck you at kabib? Ps porier is a pussy"
As noted previously, Diaz hasn't fought since 2016 when he lost via decision to Conor McGregor, just a few months after making the Irish superstar tap out in their first encounter. The two have been teasing a third fight ever since, and McGregor recently expressed a desire to complete the trilogy.
"He fought me, he beat me. He gave me a rematch at the exact same weight, there was no hesitation, that's a true fighter right there," McGregor said.
"I have nothing but respect ... I owe him the trilogy now and the trilogy will happen."
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McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are both still serving suspensions stemming from the post-fight brawl at UFC 229, and it's unknown when either fighter will be ready to compete again.
Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier is currently scheduled to fight featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 236 (April 13) for the interim lightweight title. Diaz and Poirier were originally slated to fight at UFC 230 last November, but things never panned out.
Diaz, who will turn 34 next month, also took to twitter with a jab at sambo, Khabib's martial art of choice, just in case his IG video didn't catch the champ's attention.