Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor reignited their historic rivalry by exchanging a war of words on Twitter, Ben Askren recreates a brilliant "Rocky 4" tribute ahead of his boxing debut and much more — This is your social media roundup on Fightful for Wednesday.
Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor go back and forth on Twitter
Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor rolled back the years by going head to head once more, but this time on social media. The pair sent numerous back and forth tweets today but here at Fightful, we have it broke down tweet by tweet to save you going back and forth. It all seemed to start as "The Notorious" asked for a belt to be made in his honor, a dig at the "Baddest Motherfucker" championship that Diaz contested Jorge Masvidal for, and the Stockton native responded as only he can. Will a trilogy fight happen soon?
I I feel it’s time to break out this baby for the next fight. I ask the UFC to please create The McGregor belt. I suggest rose gold and rubies. Think patek rare. pic.twitter.com/bGSRBhRwAa— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 31, 2021
Isn’t that crazy! Who’s the real bad motherfucker anyway ? Went up two weight divisions on a weeks notice to fight him for that fight. No hesitation. Straight onto my jet. In thru the side door. Surprise, surprise https://t.co/ku9NtjAsBT— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 31, 2021
Who went up two weight classes in half a day notice no hesitation and not promotion about it just did it cause I ain’t no bitch how’s that Conor fuck u— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
Whatever u think u did already been done by a real G
Try not to get finished agaaaain pic.twitter.com/eA5zK7Ffp3
Remember when you never got this back and tried to carry on with your life real martial artist learn where they fucked up .. pic.twitter.com/NC0EZEPY3O— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
Don’t forget Dustin fucked u up— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
But he’s scared of me
You are both some bitches
And I slapped kabob he was scared with no counter
And he owned you
so who’s the real king
Me bitch that’s who
King Nate dog --
I forget nothing bro and you’ll see that soon enough. And don’t talk to me about a little slap in a scuffle I had them all trapped thinking they were dead. You’re the king of nothing. You couldn’t even win your own belt they made for you, let alone any other. pic.twitter.com/X9LiMQLbEr— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 31, 2021
Ben Askren releases amazing Rocky IV tribute video
If Ben Askren can box half as good as he can tweet, Jake Paul is in for a world of hurt when they fight on April 17. "Eye Of The Funky" anyone?
When I got the call to fight Logan Paul’s little brother I had to go into Rocky Style training! pic.twitter.com/GDunqgLjmh— Funky (@Benaskren) March 28, 2021
Ben Askren fires back at Jorge Masvidal
Do you agree with Ben Askren that Jorge Masvidal was lucky with his knee TKO victory?
The individual I buried does not represent MMA. He represents all the hard core and casual crotch sniffers #andnew— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 28, 2021
I’ve refrained for 2 years, but let’s be real Jorge. You landed the luckiest knee of your life and I made you famous. You’re welcome. You got 50-43’d by Usman and will likely again next month. Beat it loser. https://t.co/JwZyaxGYa1— Funky (@Benaskren) March 29, 2021
Khabib Nurmagomedov releases digital NFT cards
Khabib Nurmagomedov has made his first big announcement post-retirement by becoming the latest superstar from the world of sports to join release NFT cards. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are touted as being ‘one-of-a-kind’ assets in the digital realm and with the name-power "The Eagle" has, he will only create even more interest in them.
Anderson Silva posts cryptic message on Instagram
ICYMI, Anderson Silva has agreed to box Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., his first fight since his UFC release. "The Spider" posted the following in Portuguese (translated via Google) on his Instagram. Is this a dig at the UFC?
“If the dream is over, go to another bakery,” Silva said, adding the caption, “Get the hint.”
Megan Anderson being targeted by online trolls
Surely something has to be done to prevent this? Megan Anderson, or anyone else for that matter, should receive these sorts of messages. Fair play to the Aussie for having the courage to take the high road with this troll and not let him get to her.
Be better. This is on the milder scale of what I get daily.— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) March 30, 2021
No one, and I mean no one deserves to be spoken to like this... ever.
Please let this be a reminder to be a better human being. pic.twitter.com/I79qGvHPoy
Justin Gaethje relishing the return of fans
Who should Justin Gaethje fight next in the lightweight division?
Belal Muhammad not ruling out Leon Edwards fight
I’ll stay ready --— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 31, 2021
Tim Kennedy to make Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship return?