Conor McGregor Calls Out Nate Diaz To Finish The Trilogy, But Only On His Terms
After what he just pulled off, something no one really believed would every happen when he first started talking about it, Conor McGregor is feeling his oats and now holds quite a trump card for anyone who wants to fight him. (That trump card being the $100 million or so he has in the bank now.)
A little over a year ago to this day UFC President Dana White made it sound like he had almost zero interest in seeing McGregor fight his arch-rival Nate Diaz for a third time. (Diaz was victorious via submission at UFC 196, while McGregor won by decision at UFC 202.) Now, however, things might be a little different.
Now White has to know that really, it’s the most obvious fight and the one most UFC fans will want to see McGregor take part in next. Which, according to McGregor, is just fine by him. But only on his terms.
“I faced him at 170 pounds, he beat me, I rematched him at 170 pounds, I beat him. Now I’m the 155 pound champion, now if he wants that fight, he must come down — that’s a fair trade.
“I didn’t ask for the rematch at a lower weight, I asked for it at the exact same weight. I thought that was a fair play move on my behalf and I came in and I won.
“So now I won that and I won the 155 pound title after that, so if he wants the fight he has to make the 155 pound limit.”
Conor’s manager Audie Attar echoed McGregor’s sentiments when he spoke to the media after the Mayweather fight…
“He wants that trilogy (with Diaz),” Attar told MMAjunkie. “You’ve got Khabib calling him out, then you obviously have Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee who are fighting for the interim lightweight title. You have Max Holloway, who is the 145 champ now, who Conor beat after blowing out his ACL at the beginning of the fight. You have options, and he loves mixed martial arts.
“Everyone is like, ‘Oh, he’s going to retire – he made so much money.’ He’s ambitious. He’s super ambitious, and he loves to fight. He loves to compete and he’s a superb professional athlete. So there’s much more of Conor McGregor that everybody will see, and we’ll see what’s next.”
Regardless of who McGregor faces next it’s just nice to be back talking about him fighting in an octagon again instead of in a boxing ring.
Check out McGregor’s comments in full below…