Conor McGregor has named the ‘hardest’ opponent he has ever fought as Nate Diaz, with whom he traded wins in 2016.
McGregor’s skilled report as a blended martial artist stands at 22-6, with Diaz having been liable for a kind of defeats – alongside Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier (twice), Joseph Duffy and Artemij Sitenkov. And Diaz was the hardest of all of them, based on McGregor.
When requested, “hardest opponent you’ve ever confronted?” in a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday (5 October), the Irishman merely replied: “Nate.”
Diaz submitted the previous dual-weight UFC champion within the second spherical of their first struggle, in March 2016, after stepping in for Rafael dos Anjos on quick discover.
McGregor then outpointed the American over 5 gruelling rounds in August of that 12 months, to avenge what was his solely loss within the UFC on the time.
Since then, the 34-year-old has been submitted by heated rival Nurmagomedov and twice misplaced to Poirier, whom McGregor beforehand knocked out in 2014.
Seven years after their featherweight conflict, Poirier knocked out McGregor in a light-weight rematch – changing into the primary man to beat the Irishman by way of KO/TKO. Six months later, in July 2021, Poirier defeated McGregor once more when the latter suffered a damaged leg on the finish of the primary spherical.
McGregor has not fought since however is anticipated to be again within the Octagon in early 2023.