Conor McGregor has said he’s up for a third fight with Nate Diaz, but recently the star reported that he hopes the latter’s team convinces the latter from going down that road.
McGregor and Diaz faced off for the first time at UFC 196 in March, and Diaz won the fight via second round, submission. In their rematch at UFC 202 in August, however, McGregor outscored Diaz for the UD win.
Recently McGregor held a Q&A in advance of his November 12th scrap with lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez. During it, the featherweight champ was not surprisingly asked about fighting Diaz again. Here is some of what McGregor had to say in response (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):
“There was a lot of damage done to Nathan in that last fight,” McGregor said in a recent Q&A session. “Even looking at his facial features, they’re not the same. So I know those close to him will understand what I’m talking about…”
“…”So I’d imagine, and I probably hope that his people close to him would stop him from doing it. It’s done now. Cash your money, and bounce. But, I’ll call him and we’ll see what happens.”
Now of course, Diaz and his supporters have a different take on the bout. Diaz was dropped a couple of times during the fight, but he managed to recover and pushed McGregor throughout the fight. There’s no denying, however, that Diaz looked worse for wear following the memorable fight.
McGregor also noted that if the fight happens it will have to be at 155 pounds. Their first two meetings went down at 170.