Conor McGregor Wants Nate Diaz for a Trilogy Fight at a Higher Weight Class

Published 08/31/2021, 1:29 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor of Ireland embrace after finishing five rounds in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is currently recovering from the leg injury he suffered at UFC 264. ‘Notorious’ had faced Poirier in their much-anticipated trilogy fight at UFC 264. The fight did not end well for the Irish superstar as he snapped his leg towards the end of the first round and lost the fight via TKO (doctors stoppage).

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Ever since then, McGregor has been working on his recovery and is rearing to make a comeback. During this time, McGregor has often spent much time on social media. Now recently McGregor shared a tweet that generated a lot of excitement from fans all around the world.

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McGregor posted a picture of himself and his former opponent, Nate Diaz. Along with the image, McGregor also wrote something that caught the eye of everyone. McGregor wrote, “Now add 30lbs of muscle on to me and say ding ding in Dublin accent.”

Diaz and McGregor have competed twice before, with both fighters winning 1 fight. The first time Diaz and McGregor fought each other was back at the UFC 196 event. This was McGregor’s welterweight debut, and he lost that fight by a 2nd round submission (rear-naked choke).

The pair faced each other again at UFC 202, just months after their first fight. This time around, McGregor performed admirably well and ended up winning that fight via a majority decision. After that, ‘Notorious’ made his way back to the Lightweight division and just fought in one more welterweight fight.

Can a fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor happen?

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The score between McGregor and Diaz is 1-1 and therefore it seems obvious that the 3rd fight between them will happen. The time to do this is also right as both fighters are not in the title picture anymore and this fight can benefit them both.

The fight, if it happens, will be at welterweight as the earlier fights between the two also happened at that weight class. McGregor certainly wants to compete with Diaz, and Diaz never backs away from a challenge. Therefore, we can hope to see these two talented fighters compete inside the Octagon soon.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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