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Conor McGregor's movement coach, Ido Portal, responds to Nate Diaz' insulting comments at the UFC 196 press conference.

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UFC veteran Nate Diaz had some choice words for Conor McGregor's movement coach Ido Portal at the UFC 196 press conference yesterday.

Diaz, who will take on "The Notorious" in a welterweight clash on Saturday, made the rounds on Twitter with his "touch-butt" comments, referring to McGregor's movement training with Portal.

"You're playing touch-butt with that dork in the park," Diaz said (h/t Damon Martin of FOX Sports). (The guy) with the ponytail and I'm the one who ain't got no training partners? I don't think so. You seem to have it all figured out when you're fighting midgets. You got (expletive)."

Nick Diaz also ripped the Israeli-born coach on UFC's embedded series.

"You have a f**king guy swinging a f**king pool noodle at you, smacking you in the face with it, trying to promote his own sh*t. It's a joke!"

Portal was first introduced to the MMA sphere when he was shown training alongside McGregor in preparation for his fight with Jose Aldo at UFC 194. Many fans began to doubt the Irishman's mindset prior to the bout, but that didn't stop McGregor from KO'ing "Scarface" in just thirteen seconds to become the new featherweight champion.

Portal, who aims to revolutionize the fitness industry with his innovation in movement, fired back at Nate Diaz on Facebook yesterday.

So I still didn't get it, Nate Diaz, first it's you who were doing some movement training already back in the day but...

Posted by Ido Portal on Thursday, 3 March 2016

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz will headline the UFC 196 extravaganza on March 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.