McGregor guarantees Diaz trilogy

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Zi Nazi
Dec 31, 2014
UFC 202: Diaz v McGregor 2

One of the memorable and noteworthy rivalries in the UFC over the last decade came over the course of two fights between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. It was a feud that cemented the careers of both men as long-term A-side MMA stars.

Almost seven years after their two fights Diaz has moved away from the UFC, while McGregor looks set to return after two years on the sidelines. The potential for a trilogy—which still seems like a potential massive money maker for both men—may seem bleak given the current situation of their contracts. However, in a recent interview, ‘The Notorious’ SBG Ireland fighter nonetheless guaranteed that it will happen someday.

“I’ll get that again. That trilogy will happen at some stage, for sure,” McGregor told Ariel Helwani during a special in-studio interview on The MMA Hour.

“We must fight. We’re one apiece, it’s a great rivalry, and it was a great fight. We gotta square that away, for sure.”

Helwani asked the 34-year-old how that would be possible given Diaz’s uncertainty about where he’s going next, and when a UFC return would happen. But, ‘Mystic Mac’ seemed unperturbed by the idea of contract difficulties.

“Am I a person not to get the fights made and done and happen? When I say, it happens. I have a load of bouts left in me, a lot of stories incomplete. And I’m excited to continue on and get them done.”

McGregor just wrapped up the filming of the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, coaching against former Bellator champion Michael Chandler. Before the Cesar Gracie talent left the promotion, Diaz was apparently the original option.

“The Ultimate Fighter just kind of presented itself. It was originally to be against Nate. It was me versus Nate.

“I did not mind who it was against, to be honest. Nor do I mind who I’m competing against. That’s widely known. So I had agreed to it, it was Nate. It was, like, a day or two before and now it’s Chandler.

“So I’m not sure what went down on that end, but it was me vs. Chandler, and that’s it. I have no problem with him. I’m happy with it, and it’s gonna be a good bout, for sure.”

TUF 31 premieres on May 30th and will run until mid-August. The target date for McGregor vs. Chandler has yet to be finalized.

‘When I say, it happens’ - Conor McGregor guarantees trilogy with Nate Diaz

Robbie Hart

All Biden Voters Are Mindless Sheep
Feb 13, 2015
Won’t happen unless the corporate UFC wants to pay Nathan a shitload of money
Also, McGregor doesn’t have the heart to fight Nathan for 5 rounds

Rambo John J

Eats things that would make a Billy Goat Puke
First 100
Jan 17, 2015
How about make it to the chandler fight before making any more promises.
USADA came out today and told him he needs 6 months random testing instead of just two negative tests like conor was claiming.