McGregor last fought at UFC 246 against ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in a welterweight contest where he finished Cerrone within 40 seconds. This was the Irishman’s third fight in the welterweight division overall. His previous two bouts were against Diaz at UFC a96 and UFC 202.
McGregor holds a record of 2-1 in the welterweight division. Diaz though has fought many times in the past at the 170 lbs division. But his activity has been very less.
Diaz was inactive for three years after his UFC 202 loss to McGregor. He returned at UFC 241 and won against Anthony Pettis. Then he lost against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244.
He hasn’t competed since and has been out of the Octagon. The possibility of him returning to action anytime soon remains a distant one.
McGregor returns on January 23 against Dustin Poirier in the lightweight division.
McGregor and Diaz have shared the Octagon twice for two epic battles. In the first, Diaz choked out McGregor at UFC 196. In their next matchup, McGregor won a decision in a 5-round classic in UFC 202. The build-up and the fights have been nothing short of brilliant for the fans.
Fans want to see those two stand across the Octagon yet again. But motivated McGregor is now focused on title aspirations at lightweight, and Diaz is out of action for an indefinite amount of time. So, we have to wait for the trilogy fight to materialize.
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