Conor McGregor criticizes Nate Diaz, prompts ugly back-and-forth tweets with Jake Paul (Updated)

(Updated Aug. 7, 2023, with a new response from Paul to “drug addict” McGregor after he called him a racially offensive slur.)

Conor McGregor has a bitter rivalry with Nate Diaz, and following Saturday’s main event boxing match against Jake Paul, the Irishman had plenty to say about what he witnessed.

At the sold-out American Airlines Center in Dallas, Diaz lost a unanimous decision in a 10-round, 185-pound boxing match against the YouTuber-turned-boxer.

Throughout the fight, a number of typical Diaz-style taunts were on display that put the mental focus of Paul to the test. The mind games did little to rattle Paul, who cruised his way to a win on the scorecards.

McGregor wasn’t pleased with what he saw from the two men, initially being critical of Diaz in a series of Tweets Sunday evening. McGregor then targeted Paul, who responded, prompting and ugly back-and-forth exchange.

Check out the tweets from McGregor (some now deleted) and the responses from Paul below:

McGregor criticizes Diaz’s performance

McGregor continues to take shots using a picture from his fight vs. Floyd Mayweather

McGregor turns his attention to Paul, using vulgar hashtags

Paul responds, telling McGregor to enter rehab


McGregor responds with more offensive remarks

Paul references McGregor’s recent alleged actions at the NBA Finals

‘Reality’: Paul posts picture of Niaz choking out McGregor

Jake Paul targets McGregor’s drug use


Paul calls out McGregor for deleting his Tweets

Paul responds to ‘drug addict’ McGregor once more

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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