Conor McGregor remains one of the most talked-about and highly controversial fighters in the history of the MMA world. He has competed against the best of the best the sport has to offer. In fact, McGregor is adamant about the fact that he will face Diaz one more time to complete their trilogy.
This includes his highly lauded fights against Nate Diaz, as the two faced off against each other on two occasions at UFC 196 and UFC 202. They both have one victory over the other.
For quite a while now, many fans have been wondering whether the two will face off in a third fight and complete their trilogy together. Even Conor McGregor himself said a third fight must happen in the past.
While speaking on The MMA Hour, the Irishman talked about his time filming the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” McGregor stated that UFC pushed to have Diaz on the show as a coach opposite McGregor, which would have then led to a trilogy fight between the two.
However, Nate Diaz’s exit from the UFC and disinterest in the opportunity spelt disaster for the trilogy fight Despite that, McGregor made it clear that he is adamant about the fact that he will face Diaz one more time to complete their trilogy.
“‘The Ultimate Fighter’ just kind of presented itse. It was originally to be against Nate. It was me versus Nate. So, I did not mind who it was against, to be honest. Nor do I mind who I compete against — that’s widely known.
“So, I had agreed to it. It was Nate, it was like a day or two before. Now it’s Chandler, so I’m not sure what went down on that end. It was me versus Chandler, and that’s it. I’ve got no problem with it. I’m happy with it and it’s going to be a good bout, for sure.
I’ll get that again. That trilogy will happen at some stage, for sure. We must fight. We’re one apiece. It’s a great rivalry and it was a great fight. So, we gotta square that away, for sure.”
“Am I a person not to get the fights made and done and happen?” McGregor said. “Look at all the fights I’ve had. When I say it, it happens. I have a load of bouts left in me. And a lot of stories [are] incomplete. And I’m excited to continue on and get them done.
We will have to wait and see whether the Stockholm brawler and The Notorious One will finally face each other in their third fight in the future. Before that, McGregor has to contend with Michael Chandler in his return fight. Therefore, fans will be invested in whatever McGregor does in the coming months.
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