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old rivals Conor McGregor edges closer to super fight trilogy with Nate Diaz


Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor’s potential trilogy superfight is getting closer as Nate Diaz suggests a drop in weight.

With just over a week to go to his highly-anticipated return to the octagon Conor McGregor’s hopes of a UFC superfight with Nate Diaz look like they are one step closer.

While he may be focused on next Saturday’s rematch with Dustin Poirier at UFC257 in Abu Dhabi, most fans are already looking ahead to the Dubliner’s potential trilogy bout against the Stockton Slugger.

And with the news that Dana White has discussed the potential history-making fight with the American and conceded that Diaz would be willing to move down a weight division, fans are now preparing for what could be the biggest fight in UFC history.

McGregor said: “I hear Dana talking on The Mac Life interview that Nate Diaz was coming back down to lightweight.

“I love that. I’d love to compete against Diaz. We will compete again.

“If that happens at lightweight, you know, for a title that would be something special also.

“So, there’s many great options that are in the works and let’s see what happens. I am ready.”

It is widely bvelipeved that even if a deal cannot be agreed to fight at lightweight, McGregor would be willing to complete the trilogy under the same circumstances as before.

He continued: “If it’s going to be 155 we could possibly do that for the belt. If not, I’d probably just fight Nate at 170 pounds again.

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“The reason being we fought at 170 twice. Why mix it up for the trilogy?

“But, if there’s belts and titles and loftier things on the line, I’m certain a 155-pound challenge with Nate would be something.”

McGregor, now 32, has only had two Lightweight fights in the UFC defeating Eddie Alvarez for the belt before vacating it. He then got schooled by one of the greatest fighters the UFC has ever produced in Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2018.

Since then Conor has only competed once inside the octagon which turned out to be no more than a training session for him as he defeated Donald Cerrone last January after just 40 seconds.

Of course, McGregor still has to get through The Diamond Dustin Poirier next Saturday in a well-deserved rematch.

The last time the pair fought the former plumber came out on top after just 106 seconds and it was also the last time the Dubliner fought on a card that he didn’t headline.

Six and a half years have passed though and in that time the American has won ten impressive fights including wins against huge names like Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and most recently Max Holloway.

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