Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor have thrown down inside the octagon twice now. The Stockton native shocked the world back at UFC 196 after choking out “Notorious” on short notice.
McGregor retaliated in their rematch with a majority decision victory. Now 1-1 in their rivalry, many fight fans are hopeful for a trilogy rematch.
Conor McGregor is currently set to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title in the main event of UFC 229 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Speaking to FOX Sports’ Karyn Bryant, Conor McGregor recently revealed that definitely intends to face Nate Diaz once again.
“I’ve got that trilogy with Diaz.” McGregor said. “I will give that man that rematch. He gave me a rematch. I will give him a rematch.”
When asked which weight class he would like the fight, McGregor said that he believes the fight may likely take place within the lightweight division. However, “Notorious” is hopeful they can start a division all on their own.
“But, we’ll see.” McGregor added. “Maybe we can spearhead a 165 pound division.”
Nate Diaz is currently set to face Dustin Poirier in the co-main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3. After the event went quite some time without a headliner, negotiations began for Nate Diaz to potentially spearhead a 165 pound division within the night’s main event.
However, the UFC was seemingly not on board with Dustin Poirier fighting Nate Diaz for the inaugural title. Consequently, Diaz vs. Poirier has been kept as the night’s co-headliner.
Still, Nate Diaz has been vocal in his interest in spearheading the division in a fight for an inaugural belt. Now it would appear that old rival Conor McGregor is interested in facing the Stockton native for the possible title.