Before calling out Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz punked his opponent with open-hand slaps

One of the best trash talkers in the game, Nate Diaz brought shenanigans to the Octagon long before Conor McGregor.

And before he won and called out McGregor Saturday night, he talked trash, backed it up and straight punked Michael Johnson.

Whether he gets a shot at the featherweight champ remains to be seen. But there’s no doubt the build up to a Diaz-McGregor bout would be one to tune in for.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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