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The blood got mopped from the canvas, after-parties got thrown and both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz took home a trunk full of cash.

At UFC 202, McGregor evened the score with Diaz but it's never that simple with a Diaz brother. If the finger Nate gave to McGregor's corner wasn't enough evidence, his post-fight comments proves this is not over.

Although this time, it's McGregor's jiu-jitsu training partner, Dillon Danis, that is on Diaz's "hit list." Maybe after Nate puffs a little while he'll feel different, but right now it looks like the beef is still on the grill.

Danis, the Marcelo Garcia black belt, wasted no time in responding back to Diaz, and his proposition may surprise you. He appeared on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and addressed Diaz's comments directly.

"I don’t know what that means that I’m on his hit list, but if he wants to do a jiu-jitsu match or MMA, I will fight him in MMA if he wants," said Danis. "He can do a CM Punk with me and bring me into the UFC to be my first fight. I’ll fight him in a couple of months, whatever he wants to do. I don’t know what he means by I’m on his hit list, but any combat he wants to do, I’m ready to step in there with him, whatever he wants. I’ll fight him in MMA tomorrow."

An MMA fight seems unlikely, but a grappling match between Diaz and Danis in any one of the premier submission-only organizations (Metamoris, Polaris and Eddie Bravo Invitational) would be high drama action. Sweeten the pot by adding Nick Diaz grappling Gunnar Nelson, and that is a card that does numbers, fight fans. Book it now.


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