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Nate Diaz shut down Conor McGregor's latest Twitter rant in two word response

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After seemingly turning his back on traditional media in recent weeks, Conor McGregor continued to use social media as his method of communicating with fans yesterday.

The Irish UFC star went on something of a Twitter rant on Monday night, making reference to everything from his record-breaking pay-per-view numbers to potential featherweight fights.

As you might expect, Nate Diaz was also the subject of a couple of tweets as McGregor attempted to put down his rival. It didn't take long for the American to respond, however, with his own two-word tweet seemingly directed at The Notorious One.

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First, McGregor's impromptu Q&A session.

It began as a response to an image, uploaded by the @FrontRowBrian account, showing Diaz's recently bulked up physique. McGregor actually paid his rival something of a compliment before claiming he would "school" him when they next meet in the octagon:

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Responding to comments from other fight fans, the Irishman went on to question Diaz's endurance and mock the 31-year-old for making excuses for the early stages of their UFC 196 fight:

Although he has seen his chances of gaining revenge against Diaz at UFC 200 disappear over the past two weeks in the aftermath of his 'early retirement' claims, McGregor has continued to champion a rematch and clearly isn't going to let the first defeat of his UFC career slow down his trash talk.

Response

Unfortunately for the Featherweight champion, now that he does have an L on his record, it makes it a lot easier for his rivals to stop him in his tracks when he starts to put them down.

Something Diaz himself proved when he appeared to respond to McGregor's lengthy Twitter debate with a simple two-word message that, to many, put the Irish fighter in his place:

While the 'White Belt' comment wasn't openly targeted at McGregor, it certainly seems to be a shot at his basic grappling skills - something several of McGregor's critics have pointed to in the aftermath of his second-round defeat at the hands of Diaz.

McGregor might not take to kindly to effectively being labelled an amateur, but the fact that Diaz is still reacting to his social media outbursts does have its bright side.

Rivalry

The near constant back and forth between the two fighters only increases the pressure on the UFC hierarchy to find a date for a rematch. Fans around the world want to see it, and it would undoubtedly be a huge seller for the organisation.

As things stand, though, we won't be seeing McGregor and Diaz inside the octagon for several months yet. Plenty of time, then, to throw more shade on Twitter.

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Dana White
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