Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz trade steroid accusations as row escalates

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have traded drug-cheat accusations as their rivalry builds towards a third fight.

Having shared the cage twice in 2016, the pair have long been on a collision course for a rubber match.

And after McGregor had questioned the UFC's drug-testing policy with a swipe at Diaz, his adversary hit back.

McGregor had queried why so few athletes had been publicly named as having failed a drugs test and referenced Diaz's abnormal test in 2019 which he blamed on a contaminated supplement.

Diaz was cleared of any wrongdoing and went on to fight Jorge Masvidal, a bout he lost when it was stopped on cuts after three rounds.

Never one to take an accusation lying down, Diaz tweeted a picture of McGregor lying on the canvas following their first fight with the caption, "This is what steroids do to you."

Diaz went on to take aim at McGregor's 'Fast System', his conditioning programme which he credits with helping him exact revenge on Diaz in their rematch.

In response, McGregor said: "Silly goose, that was pre McGregor Fast. McGregor FAST was created in the aftermath of that fight.

"Here is an image of a direct result of me following the McGregor Fast programme, your face left like a bowl of leftover salsa."

Diaz retorted: "I’m [going to] write up a Diaz conditioning system to show how it’s really done anyway and s*** on this stupid a** McGregor Fast bulls*** this dumb f*** just copies all my moves anyway; trying to get on a bike and swim and s***.

"Bruh u don’t know what the f*** you're doing."

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McGregor, though, had the final word, saying: "Diaz Slow has a nice ring to it. Go get 'em champ."

McGregor is currently preparing for his third fight with Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas on July 10 having been stopped in their rematch three months ago.

Diaz, meanwhile, will take on Birmingham's Leon Edwards on May 15.

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