Nate Diaz has responded to Josh Thomson's Twitter outburst aimed at his older brother, Nick Diaz, saying that his claims of being 'hacked' are fake.

The Twitter feud started on Sunday when Thomson tweeted out towards Nick, saying "I knocked out your brother, I'll knock ur bitch ass out in San Jose July 26th. Let's do it Bitch, San Jose vs Stockon. Yup, FUCK U NICK DIAZ!"

The tweet has since been deleted and he claimed that his phone was stolen while out for dinner and that the offending tweet was sent by the thief, something Nate has rejected publicly in one of his latest tweets.

"You got drunk talked a bunch of stupid shit when you woke up you panicked an #backpeddled #sorryasslittlebitch #whatreallyhappened #bereal" Tweeted Nate. He and Thomson have a history, with the latter beating Nate via TKO back in April last year.

While that fight ended decisively, there could be potential for a rematch between the two. Both fighters are top 10 ranked lightweights, Thomson at #4 and Diaz at #6, and with there being three or four contenders ahead of them, it could clear the top of the division up for the UFC.

A fight with Nick Diaz would've be interesting for Thomson as he'd have to make the leap to the 170lbs welterweight division, which would mark his debut at the weight.

Not a lot had been heard from Nick Diaz until these past couple weeks. He called out Roy Jones Jr half-way through April, telling the boxer to 'buy-out' his UFC contract so that they could fight. Diaz's boxing is his biggest weapon in MMA and many think he could've switched over easily.

Now the 'retired' star fins himself at the centre of a Twitter feud that he hasn't played any part in and while it seems more likely that Thomson would be pushed towards Nate, if he beat down Nate again, then one would have to think that Nick would fight to avenge his brother.

UFC President, Dana White, says that while Nick is stilling living off the money from the Georges St-Pierre fight last year, he's sure that the veteran will return to fight when he needs his next payday.

In the meantime, Nate is itching for a fight. The lightweight star is unhappy with his contract and wants to earn more money, claiming he's 'broke' and in February asked for his release via Twitter. While nothing has come of that, expect to see Nate announced for a fight soon.

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