UFC superstar Connor McGregor and Stockton native Nate Diaz have formed one of the most entertaining rivalries within the sport of mixed martial arts. For SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh, a trilogy match between the two is his preferred next step for “Notorious.”
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have faced off inside the octagon twice now. Diaz choked out McGregor on short notice in their first outing, with “Notorious” earning a majority decision victory in their rematch.
Speaking to MMAnytt.com, John Kavanagh revealed that he wants Conor McGregor to face Nate Diaz for his next match up.
“Nate Diaz is my favourite fight, by the way. If I could pick a fight for the next one it would be that trilogy. I realise it’s not the fan-favorite.”
“The fan favorite without a close second is the Khabib fight, but for me, it’s the Nate Diaz rematch and I think the Khabib fight is a lot more straightforward.”
“For me, he had already lost to him, it’s a bigger guy. Conor’s skill set is shutting people’s consciousness off and he’s impossible – a freaking Homer Simpson head, he just keeps moving forward,”
“Conor’s bravery in it [the fight], I’ve seen Conor fight a lot of people that he’s able to walk through and that’s great, it’s fun and you raise a belt, but it doesn’t it doesn’t really excite me that much, not really,”
“But that fight, if you’d been around him, by the time he’d got backstage [after losing the first Diaz fight], we were watching that night, and then the next morning he was not off the phone until Lorenzo and Dana said that would be his next fight.”