On the fifth anniversary of Conor McGregor's iconic first fight with Nate Diaz, Nate takes aim at McGregor in classic fashion.
The Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Rivalry Lives On
In response to a tweet comparing McGregor's shape at weigh ins against Jose Aldo, Conor noted that he's "Done it all, still here." His infamous rival Diaz had a lot to say.
I fucked you up and u never got it back but u acted like u did now u get a rematch every time u get your ass beat like a spoiled Little bitch would— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 5, 2021
I’ve done it all and I’m still here plus the guy who just beat ur ass is a scared Lil bitch also fuck u both #realfighter----
A trilogy bout between the two has always been up in the air. With both fighters coming off loses, the time for the rubber match may be now.
Jon Jones Predicts Jan Blachowicz To Knockout Israel Adesanya
In a since deleted tweet, Former light heavyweight champ predicts his rival Israel to be laid out by the new light heavyweight king.
The Israel vs Jon rivalry has been heating up in recent years. If Jon's prediction is accurate, their rivalry will soon be on hiatus.
Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling Have An Intense Faceoff
Bantamweight champion @PetrYanUFC and challenger @funkmasterMMA exchanged words during their face-off -- (via @ufc)— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 5, 2021
Stream #UFC259 Saturday on ESPN+ -- https://t.co/pOphkmMf0r pic.twitter.com/KOTvUWclr8
"Bring the heat. Just don't back up," Aljamain told bantamweight champion Petr ahead of their co-main event fight at UFC 259. Both fighters remained talkative during the faceoff. As Dana White separated the two Aljamain had a final reminder for Yan: "You can't touch what you can't see."
Israel Adensanya Brings A Pizza to Weigh Ins
There has been a lot of talk in the lead up to Adesanya's light heavyweight debut regarding how much he would weigh. He told Ariel Helwani of ESPN that he could come in as light as 193 pounds. Adesanya ended up weighing in at 200.5 pounds- the second lightest weigh-in weight for a light heavyweight championship fight.
This is not the first time Israel Adesanya has stepped on the scale with food in hand --— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 5, 2021
2015 2021 pic.twitter.com/2BqH9Toicp
As a nod to his approach, Adesanya brought a pizza box. As it turns out, this isnt the first time Adesanya brought food to weigh ins. A much younger Adesanya looked happy weighing in with a dozen doughnuts ahead of a King in the Ring fight in 2015 which he remained victorious in.
Khabib Nurmagomedov's Heir apparent Islam Makhachev Is Finally Returning To The Octagon
Makhachev has not competed since UFC 220, but a flashback to his last victory, where Khabib cornered him, showed their close relationship. Much has been made about Makhachev's potential, with Khabib and Daniel Cormier both predicting a run to the title.
Israel Adesanya's Anime Roots Run Deep
Middleweight champion Adesanya has never shied away from his deep love of Anime. From Death Note, to Naruto and Avatar: The Last Airbender, this video payes homage to his favorite anime's and the references to them that Izzy can't help but bring with him everywhere.
Dominick Cruz Poses with Rival Uriah Faber Ahead Of His Return Fight
Cruz makes his return at UFC 259 after his loss to Henry Cejudo for the bantamweight title at UFC 249. In a reposted picture from fellow bantamweight Song Yadong, Cruz is all smiles while posing with long time rival Uriah Faber. Faber and Cruz exchanged wins against eachother before Cruz sealed the trilogy in their final showdown at UFC 199.
Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Adesanya vs Blachowicz
Fighter turned analyst Daniel Cormier had some interesting thoughts leading up to the main event at UFC 259.
Among his thoughts, he even mentioned asking Adesanya to help him with his first training camp against Jon Jones. This was before Israel was in the UFC, yet he had the foresight to turn Cormier down since he knew D.C.'s close friend and training partner was the middleweight champion of the time Luke Rockhold.
Cory Sandhagen Confirms That A Fight Against T.J. Dillashaw Is In The Works.
Dana White confirmed that a contender fight is in the works for Dillashaw, who is returning from a two year suspension. Sandhagen, the no. 2 bantamweight, is riding high after back to back highlight reel knockouts and confirms that a possible matchup between himself and the former bantamweight champ is a strong possibility.
Conor McGregor helps Fund School For Children With Visual Impairments
After becoming one of the most financially succesful MMA stars, McGregor has looked towards many philanthropic things. Most recently he has helped fund this lovely school for children.