UFC superstars Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor snagged the attention of millions back in 2016. The two mixed martial arts warriors entered two pay-per-view numbers breaking match ups inside the octagon that left the two fighters 1-1 in their heated rivalry.
With fight fans now fervently waiting for a trilogy rematch between Diaz and McGregor, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh has come forward with his thoughts on what it will take for “Notorious” to step inside the octagon with Diaz once again.
“I did assume that Nate would be as busy as or busier than Conor,” Kavanagh said within an interview with The MacLife. “You know, Conor’s had an MMA fight and a boxing fight since (they last fought). We haven’t seen Nate since, so I started changing. You could see it among the fans, who, I’ve always said and I still do believe, are the most important factor because they pay for the pay-per-views that’s what they want to see.
“It was clearly becoming that [fans] wanted to see Khabib [Nurmagomedov] or Tony [Ferguson] in there rather than Nate, probably for the same reason, that Nate didn’t keep busy. So, I don’t think it would be quite right for [McGregor vs. Diaz 3] to happen before the winner of Khabib/Tony because all of Conor, Khabib and Tony have kept busy. Nate hasn’t.”
“I think Nate should get one in in the meantime. Him and Woodley, I hear there are rumors of that or him against a good lightweight. If the MMA gods smile, it would be a victory for [Diaz], Conor fights the winner of [Nurmagomedov/Ferguson], and then you’ve got this amazing superfight for New Year’s Eve.”