The former political strategist has again reiterated that Nate Diaz should not sign a new deal with the UFC, and believes that a trilogy with McGregor would be better marketed outside of the company
Former Government chief adviser Dominic Cummings has doubled down on claims Nate Diaz should not sign a new deal with the UFC by responding to Conor McGregor.
The former political strategist faced calls to step down during the first coronavirus lockdown, after making the headlines with a trip to Durham during the highest-level travel restrictions.
And after being fired as chief adviser, he has been seen opposing the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the pandemic in a parliamentary testimony.
But now his political views have once again transcended into UFC views, astonishingly giving Diaz contract advice on his social media page.
And he has now doubled down on his counsel calling for Diaz to leave the UFC, by selling his bitter rival McGregor the idea of a trilogy outside of the company.
McGregor posted on Twitter: “Advised by who? Does this lanky streak of p*** think he is business savvy or something? Hey bro. You had 15 fights in the UFC and were on 20k to fight 20k to win 15 f****** fights. In the UFC! Eyelid hanging off your head and handed a 20k check pre tax, know who made you.”
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And Cummings later backed his contract plan: “You’ll *both* make much more money if Nate Diaz negotiates from outside the UFC, just as you and Floyd Mayweather both made a tonne more money because he was outside the UFC.
“Nate can market your trilogy better while kicking the s*** out of Jake Paul and etc first. You know I am right and so does Georges St Pierre.”
Cummings referred to St Pierre being unable to fight Oscar De La Hoya in the boxing ring due to contractual obligations with the UFC.
And Diaz has been frequently called out by Paul to make a switch to the iron square, following in the footsteps of bitter rival McGregor.
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Diaz’s rivalry with McGregor has continued to heat up on social media in recent weeks, hinting at a potential trilogy on the fifth-year anniversary of their first clash.
And the pair’s first two meetings went down in UFC history, with Diaz securing a shock submission win back at UFC 196.
Before McGregor avenged the defeat later in 2016, with a brave display to earn the decision along the five-round distance.
The Irish star is currently out injured after suffering a broken leg injury during his latest defeat to Dustin Poirier.
But former UFC champion Michael Bisping believes that McGregor should pursue a trilogy against Diaz, before re-challenging Poirier.
“Hopefully, we see that fight,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast. “I’m not sure if he wants to come back, Conor I’m talking about, after what’s probably going to be about a year’s lay-off and fighting Dustin for the third time.
“You kind of want to get your whistle wet. Find your mojo, blow off that ring rust. Nate would be the guy. Then, if Conor beats Nate, then he fights Dustin, because, you know, they are going to do a fourth fight.”
Diaz looks set to fight before any potential trilogy with McGregor, and is in talks to sign welterweight Vicente Luque despite negotiations having gone quiet in recent months.