UFC’s Conor McGregor Gives Rare Compliment to Nick Diaz

UFC’s Conor McGregor Gives Rare Compliment to Nick Diaz
UFC Star Conor McGregor


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It was a fight so good even Conor McGregor had to give props to a Diaz brother.

On Friday, it was the 10th anniversary of Nick Diaz’s third and final Strikeforce welterweight title defense, and it was a barnburner. On April 9, 2011, Diaz fought powerhouse striker Paul Daley.

The contest didn’t make it out of the opening frame, with both fighters having the upper hand at points and dropping the other. After being hurt multiple times, Diaz secured the TKO finish, finishing “Semtex” with only three seconds left to go in the first round.

Nick DIaz

GettyNick Diaz leaves the arena after his bout with Anderson Silva during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

BT Sport’s Chamatkar Sandhu shared a highlight video on Twitter of the wild Strikeforce fight. And it can be watched below:

McGregor took to Twitter on Friday to react to Sandhu’s post, writing, “Incredible bout!”

McGregor and Diaz have a long history as “Notorious” fought Diaz’s younger brother, Nate, twice in 2016. In their most notable confrontation, Nick was involved in the infamous water bottle throwing controversy during a UFC 202 press conference. Watch below:

Press conference 202 Conor Mcgregor Nate diaz | Conor Mcgregor throw bottle at Diaz teamPress conference UFC 202 . Nate Diaz leaves press conference. Conor Mcgregor throw bottle at Diaz team2016-08-17T20:49:24Z

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