Nate Diaz has appeared to abandon his lightweight return, the MMA community reacts to ESPN pundit Stephen A. Smith's bizarre comments, and more — This is your social media roundup for Wednesday.
Nate Diaz calls out Dustin Poirier
Nate Diaz has responded to Dustin Poirier claiming to want to fight the Stockton native by posting a video of Poirier and saying "these are fighting words." The pair had been due to fight at UFC 230 but when Poirier had to pull out, Diaz declared himself the winner. Poirier hasn't forgotten about this one and Diaz has now made it clear he fancies winning that fight for real this time.
These are fighting words tho— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) February 2, 2021
So fuck a weight class ---- pic.twitter.com/o1H61zQIy6
NDA soldier 170 lbs— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) February 2, 2021
Come get you some of the real ---- pic.twitter.com/d97Qqunr0I
MMA community reacts to Stephen A. Smith's comments about women's MMA
ESPN pundit Stephen A. Smith has made a bizarre comment in which he claimed that women shouldn't be fighting in the Octagon. As you would expect, the MMA community raised just a couple of eyebrows to this. Check out the best reactions below.
------------ ...a lot I want to say here but I think the emoji sums it up just fine. https://t.co/WcuhMYzybv— Laura Sanko (@laura_sanko) February 3, 2021
Who even cares about what this guys wants to see? Close your eyes -- https://t.co/0oxNP16Fj9— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) February 3, 2021
“Shut up.” - Weili Zhang https://t.co/xhbCMTk4KH— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) February 2, 2021
Conor McGregor goes fishing
Conor McGregor had a disappointing return to the Octagon when he lost by TKO to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. "The Notorious" isn't letting this get him down and why would you with luxury like this at your disposal?
UFC Vegas 19 poster revealed
The UFC has revealed the official poster for the heavyweight battle between Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes set to go down on February 20 at UFC Vegas 19.
Fresh prince of smesh air?
The MMA community has had its fun at Khabib Nurmagomeodov's expense this time. "The Eagle" was photographed with Hollywood star Will Smith and this provoked an interesting crossover. Maybe in another time.
Michael Bisping shares an interesting plan for the lightweight division
Michael Bisping has reposted a potential tournament format the UFC could implement to solve its lightweight division crisis. The UFC has never shown an interest in any tournaments in the same way Bellator and other promotions have and as awesome as these fight look, it doesn't seem likely to happen. What should the UFC do?
Dustin Poirier fan gets "paid in full" tattoo
One Dustin Poirier fan has shown her commitment to the Lafayette favorite's cause by getting a tattoo saying Poirier's catchphrase of "paid in full". She had said she would get a diamond tattoo if he won his next fight and although the design may have changed, she stood by her word and got a tattoo to commemorate Poirier.