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Fighters React to Nate Diaz Fighting Conor McGregor Via Twitter

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When news broke on Tuesday that lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos was forced out of his UFC 196 title defense against featherweight titleholder Conor McGregor due to injury, speculation about how might replace him spread across social media. When it became official the Nate Diaz would replace dos Anjos and face McGregor in the March 5 main event, fighters flocked to Twitter with their reactions.

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Fuck!

— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) February 24, 2016

. @thenotoriousmma vs Nate Diaz Saturday March 5th on PPV!!!! pic.twitter.com/76e6JGBeCS

— Dana White (@danawhite) February 24, 2016

Odin be praised, @natediaz209 steps in to save the day. SHIT JUST GOT REAL https://t.co/jSeZsY38og

— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) February 24, 2016

Quite the change up for the main event! Really looking forward to this fight though! And pray… https://t.co/bfzYmb2tXk

— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) February 24, 2016

Congrats to my boy @natediaz209 with his fight with @TheNotoriousMMA @ufc 196 Sitting next to @nickdiaz209 for… https://t.co/SCcWZ53VtG

— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) February 24, 2016

McGregor vs Diaz is official. Can we start the interviews/ trash talk already. Gonna be epic #UFC196

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 24, 2016

I can see it now, Diaz sticking up middle fingers and McGregor screaming “I’ll change your bum life” #UFC196

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 24, 2016

Conor vs Diaz??? Niiiiice…. Can you say WARRRR???

— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) February 24, 2016

All I have to say is this is going to be good @NateDiaz209 is down to scrap and so is @TheNotoriousMMA there will be no takedowns in this 1

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Source:: mmaweekly