Connor McGregor believes the third time is a allure in relation to dealing with his most famous rival Nate Diaz.
For followers of UFC, it’s no information that the Irish martial artist and the American fighter have a longstanding rivalry that goes years again and noticed them combat it out within the Octagon two occasions — McGregor received the UFC 202 match in August 2016, whereas Diaz emerged winner within the UFC 196 March 2016 match.
Nonetheless, it appears the previous Final Combating Championship (UFC) featherweight and light-weight double-champion isn’t going to relaxation with out getting a trilogy with Diaz and proving he’s, certainly, the higher fighter.
Connor McGregor Needs To FIGHT Nate Diaz For The Third Time
McGregor, throughout a latest outing to the Madison Sq. Backyard after catching the New York Rangers hockey recreation, opened up about what he would need his return to the ring to be like after two years and who was deserving of time.
Whereas chatting with Factz, the 34-year-old was requested who he believes was his greatest opponent ever with probably the most spectacular expertise, and to no shock, the star athlete revealed it was Diaz. “Diaz was a troublesome guys,” he confessed.
Nonetheless, McGregor quickly dropped the bomb that he hoped to get within the ring once more with the “Final Fighter 5” winner, saying, “I stay up for finishing the trilogy in opposition to Nate.”
When and the place the combat would happen stays unknown, however there have been rumors of the pair having a 3rd combat for fairly a while. Again in December 2022, McGregor pitched the thought of getting a trilogy with Diaz in a sequence of since-deleted Twitter rants.
A Doable Trilogy Between Diaz & McGregor Has Been Mentioned
Per studies, the previous boxer, who goes by ‘Infamous’ acquired impressed to have a face-off with Diaz for the third time after watching promotional movies for Dana White’s Energy Slap league.
“Is it a flip of a coin who will get to go first? How lengthy have they got to get better earlier than they get to throw their counter? Or is it over in the event that they’re ko’d? Fascinating. I’m attending considered one of these 100%. Is that this Dana’s ? Wtf is that this insanity Dana hahaha. I’m in,” McGregor wrote.
In a subsequent tweet, he took a dig at his lifelong rival, writing, “Me Vs Nate on it for the title hahahaha possibly that’s a title you’d have a greater likelihood of coming near successful Nate you little slapper hahahaha.”
I already beat you at that recreation too 👋 @TheNotoriousMMA @danawhite pic.twitter.com/Otb5DZJULt
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 18, 2022
Diaz, who achieved fame for giving McGregor his very first UFC loss, didn’t hesitate to reply to Infamous’ request declaring, “I already beat you at that recreation too,” earlier than including, “If submissions weren’t allowed, I knocked you out manner sooner than Floyd [Mayweather Jr.] did. But it surely was actual so I choked you higher and sooner than [Khabib Nurmagomedov] did. Increase Roasted.”
Earlier than the controversial trash speak on Twitter, Diaz had hinted at his want to have a rematch with McGregor throughout an interview with Inside Combating, assured it will occur. Nonetheless, on the time, the 37-year-old California native famous it wasn’t the correct time for the trilogy to occur.
A Look At McGregor & Diaz’ Combating Rivalry
The feud between each events dates again to 2016 when Diaz, the least well-known of the duo, submitted McGregor on brief discover at UFC 196. The pair had a controversial press convention held to advertise the brand new important occasion as they acquired bodily with McGregor putting Diaz’s lead hand.
The Irish athlete was greater than assured he might defeat the American athlete however to his dismay and the world’s shock, Diaz put up fairly the combat, defeating the champion together with his well-known “Stockton Slap” tactic.
5 months down the road, the duo had a rematch and McGregor emerged victorious after simply 25 minutes delivering 164 vital strikes and three knockouts.