Nate Diaz just made a bold Floyd Mayweather claim

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Considering Nate Diaz's position right now, you can probably understand why the Stockton, California native may not be best pleased.

Having cut his holidays short back in March to defeat Conor McGregor at UFC 196 - stunning the UFC world in the process - the American fighter has effectively been left out in the cold since. His rival, meanwhile, has made waves since with speculation of a 'mega-fight' against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Having had his thunder stolen by the rumours of a McGregor vs Mayweather bout, Diaz appears to have tried to create some headlines of his own this week with a Twitter post referencing the 49-0 boxer.


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Amidst all the debate about whether Conor McGregor would really stand a chance of putting up a fight against Mayweather, Diaz has put his name forward as MMA's most accomplished boxer:

Including the video of former middleweight champion Andre Ward bigging up Diaz's skills inside the boxing ring also adds weight to the idea that the American UFC star really can handle himself in the fight game's other major sport.

Ward's comments - which came back in March of this year - contrast with recent claims from the likes of Freddie Roach, the legendary boxing coach raising serious doubts about McGregor's boxing ability.

Diaz's tweet itself comes on the back of comments the 31-year-old made last week during an interview with the MMA Hour. There, he boasted how he could beat both McGregor and Mayweather in one night.

Of course, in reality, it is unlikely either of the UFC stars would last long in the boxing ring with Mayweather - even if the five-division champion has been retired for a few months now.

Keeping in the spotlight

Nevertheless, Diaz's constant references to the speculation about the McGregor vs Mayweather fight show that it is clearly something on his mind. For someone who criticised the pair for a "publicity stunt", he isn't exactly trying to keep a low profile himself.

Diaz might not actually ever want to get in the ring with Mayweather, but he certainly doesn't want to let the fighting community forget about him as they get swept up in what would undoubtedly be a must-see event should it ever materialise.

With negotiations reportedly still ongoing for both a McGregor vs Diaz rematch and a McGregor vs Mayweather boxing match, it remains to be seen which, if either, comes to fruition.

By the sounds of it, though, if the Irishman doesn't agree to taking on Mayweather, Diaz is more than willing to step in.

Fight fans: Who would last longer vs Mayweather; Diaz or McGregor? And would either last longer than one round? Have your say in the comments below...

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