Conor McGregor’s fierce rival Nate Diaz blames ‘bully’ Khabib Nurmagomedov for shocking bus incident

NATE DIAZ has backed Conor McGregor over his shocking attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bus.

The MMA star has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief after launching a metal trolley through a bus window of his rival.

 Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor fought twice in 2016 with the Irish fighter winning the second bout

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Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor fought twice in 2016 with the Irish fighter winning the second bout

It came after Nurmagomedov, a MMA fighter from Russia, had been filmed squaring off in a furious confrontation with McGregor's training partner Artem Lobov in a hotel earlier this week.

Footage showed both fighters, accompanied by their entourages, as they strode through the hotel feuding.

And Diaz, who has his own rivalry with McGregor after losing his Welterweight title to the Irishman, sensationally accused Nurmagomedov of "bullying."

He said on Twitter: "[Khabib] shouldn’t have been trying to punk his boy [Artem] when he was alone, like a bully,”

 McGregor launched a trolley at the window of a bus containing UFC fighters

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McGregor launched a trolley at the window of a bus containing UFC fighters
 Khabib Nurmagomedov was accused of getting in a brawl with McGregor's training partner Artem Lobov

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Khabib Nurmagomedov was accused of getting in a brawl with McGregor's training partner Artem Lobov

"Then he expects not to get rolled on, f*****g rookie.”

"And then stay on the bus! Haha, u guys got punked!”

Diaz then reminded fans over an incident in August 2015 when he and his brother, Nick, brawled with Nurmagomedov's camp at an event.

He added: "I already slapped and punked both these guys and their teams though so that's none of my business."

A devastated UFC chief Dana White told assembled reporters the bus attack was "the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company".

In the hours following the incident, Nurmagomedov goaded McGregor.

 Artem Lobov and Conor McGregor are training partners and close friends

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Artem Lobov and Conor McGregor are training partners and close friends

Conor McGregor throws a trolley into a bus window in crazy scenes during build up to UFC 223

View from inside the bus as Conor McGregor attacks it ahead of UFC 223

The MMA Fighting website reported him as saying: "I am laughing inside. You broke window? Why? Come inside. You know UFC don’t let you come inside. If you real gangster why don’t you come inside?

"This is big history gangster place. Brooklyn. You want to talk to me? Send me location. We have to talk? I am gonna come, no problem.

"I grew up like this. I don’t grow up throwing chairs at window. This is not my bus."

NATE DIAZ has backed Conor McGregor over his shocking attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bus.