Conor McGregor praises Nick Diaz, says he’s higher than Nate

Conor McGregor shared his ideas on Nick Diaz’s unsuccessful return to the octagon on Saturday at UFC 266.

McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC), like many struggle followers, was a eager observer of Diaz’s (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) lengthy awaited comeback struggle, which was a rematch in opposition to Robbie Lawler on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Issues didn’t go Diaz’s means after greater than six years away from competitors. He partially reverted again to his previous self, however was not capable of sustain with Lawler’s tempo and output and opted to not proceed after getting harm with a tough shot early within the third spherical of the middleweight bout.

Some have used the loss to level the finger at Diaz and declare he “stop.” Lawler mentioned post-fight the stoppage got here as an accumulation of harm. McGregor, who was watching intently, provided his ideas on the ending and praised each Diaz and Lawler (by way of Twitter):

Nick/Rob was an excellent struggle. The spin kick at the beginning gave the bottom on Nick however he was veteran composed and was peppering beautiful photographs in. He simply ate some massive physique photographs and there was extra coming Robbie was robust to the physique it was veteran work all spherical. I loved completely

The ending sequence when the temple was clipped after the leg went, the evasion of the ultimate shot, which was a blistering uppercut, was magic. Take a look at it. Down on one knee, observing the place the shot was coming from, slip/parry, and re cente to open guard secure. Ala Daly struggle.

Though most of his sentiments have been constructive, McGregor couldn’t assist however slide in a dig, too. He mentioned he was much more impressed with the hanging of Nick than his youthful brother Nate Diaz – who famously fought McGregor twice – and “The Infamous” took a shot at his rival to conclude his evaluate (by way of Twitter):

Nate your boxing is piss examine to nicks. We been fed rubbish together with your sloppy photographs the previous few years. Can see the clear distinction between the 2 brothers after final night time. Steadiness, composure. One other degree the large bro is on to you. I made you.

McGregor, for his half, is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 the place he suffered a damaged leg within the course of. The Irishman stays in the USA almost three months later persevering with his rehabilitation course of as he appears to return to the octagon in 2022.

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