Nate Diaz isn’t too keen on fighting Conor McGregor at the moment.
The history between Diaz and McGregor is well-documented. Back in March 2016, Diaz pulled off a second-round submission finish over McGregor at UFC 196. The two had a rematch in August of that same year and McGregor ended up getting the victory there via majority decision.
Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz 3? Not So Fast
UFC President Dana White recently spoke to TMZ Sports. During the interview, he admitted that he feels fight fans will eventually get to witness a trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.
“We’re still working on [Diaz vs. Poirier], that fight’s not done yet. But yeah, I wouldn’t count out Conor-Nate 3. I’d be shocked if that fight didn’t happen again.”
The Stockton native caught wind of White’s comments and urged him to pump the brakes.
Conor’s gonna have to get him some wins and prove he’s not so fragile first ..
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 2, 2022
“Conor’s gonna have to get him some wins and prove he’s not so fragile first.”
This prompted a response from the “Notorious” one, who poked fun at making Diaz’s pec shake off a knockdown in one of their fights. Dustin Poirier, who is a rival of Conor’s, responded by posting a gif of him knocking out “Mystic Mac” in their Jan. 2021 rematch.
Diaz vs. Poirier is a bout that has been discussed for years now. In fact, the two were expected to collide back in Nov. 2018. Poirier was forced off the UFC 230 card due to a hip injury.
While that is the official reason the bout didn’t come to fruition, “The Diamond” has claimed that Diaz kept playing games with the UFC and was never serious about showing up on fight night.