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Nate Diaz Recruited to Walk out with Floyd Mayweather at Conor McGregor Fight

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 26, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pause for photos during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two will fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

Floyd Mayweather may be deploying some mind games against Conor McGregor leading up to their showdown on Aug. 26. 

Per TMZ Sports, a member of Mayweather's camp is trying to get UFC fighter Nate Diaz to be part of the entourage that walks with Mayweather to the ring prior to his matchup with McGregor in Las Vegas. 

Diaz and McGregor know each other very well. They have fought twice in the UFC, with Diaz winning the first match at UFC 196 thanks to a second-round submission. McGregor got revenge in the rematch at UFC 202 with a majority decision win. 

During Mayweather and McGregor's worldwide press tour to promote their fight, Mayweather said "we know Mr. Tapout likes to quit."

It's not official that Diaz will be part of Mayweather's walk-out entourage, but TMZ Sports did note there is a "real chance it will happen."

Mayweather is returning to the ring for the mega-fight against McGregor in his first match since Sept. 2015 and is looking for his 50th career victory. McGregor is making his professional boxing debut after posting a 21-3 career record in 24 mixed martial arts fights. 

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