As evidenced again by Dustin Poirier passing on a lightweight title bout for a trilogy with Conor McGregor, fights — and especially wins — against the Irish superstar are typically more lucrative than winning the actual UFC belt.
The former two-division champion himself knows this, and he has again asked the UFC to create a McGregor belt for the Poirier bout.
“I feel it’s time to break out this baby for the next fight. I ask the UFC to please create The McGregor belt. I suggest rose gold and rubies. Think patek rare,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Or yellow gold and emeralds possibly. Might be nice also. I’m open to design suggestions. Let’s link up @ufc”
I I feel it’s time to break out this baby for the next fight. I ask the UFC to please create The McGregor belt. I suggest rose gold and rubies. Think patek rare. pic.twitter.com/bGSRBhRwAa— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 31, 2021
The clip included in the tweet was from a UFC 196 pre-fight press conference, where McGregor first broached the idea of having his own belt. It didn’t take long before the man who beat him at that very event issued a mocking response.
Ufc can call it the— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
I get my ass beat then choked out every other fight championship belt They can make it yellow gold or rose gold with rubies a diamond ? Let’s link Ufc open for suggestions maybe put a leprechaun face on there pic.twitter.com/CtBxYd1xXo
The UFC actually created a new “BMF” belt for Diaz’s previous bout with Jorge Masvidal. McGregor and Diaz continued trading insults on social media stemming from that topic.
Isn’t that crazy! Who’s the real bad motherfucker anyway ? Went up two weight divisions on a weeks notice to fight him for that fight. No hesitation. Straight onto my jet. In thru the side door. Surprise, surprise https://t.co/ku9NtjAsBT— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 31, 2021
I do it myself— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
They give u a booster seat
Salty asss bitch
What in the Facebook prelims is this shit ? Who the fuck is Rory Mark ham ? 177?— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 31, 2021
Remember when you never got this back and tried to carry on with your life real martial artist learn where they fucked up .. pic.twitter.com/NC0EZEPY3O— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
Don’t forget Dustin fucked u up— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
But he’s scared of me
You are both some bitches
And I slapped kabob he was scared with no counter
And he owned you
so who’s the real king
Me bitch that’s who
King Nate dog
While Diaz and McGregor have discussed completing a trilogy of their own, they both have tough bouts lined up for them next. McGregor is reportedly having that third bout with Poirier in July, while Diaz is set to face Leon Edwards at welterweight, and will make history as the UFC’s first five-round co-main event this May.
As for the actual UFC lightweight title bout, that will happen on the same card as Diaz vs Edwards, with Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler fighting for the vacant belt at UFC 262.