‘I Will Give Nate Diaz His Rematch’
10/4/2018 7:31 AM PDT
Conor and Nate have fought twice — Nate won the first fight by strangling McGregor. Conor was the rematch in a majority decision. Both fights were phenomenal.
Now that Conor is back in the MMA biz after a 2-year break — UFC Tonight’s Karyn Bryant asked the Notorious who’s next on his wish list of big fights.
McGregor said he’s interested in scrapping with Anderson Silva — saying, “It sounds interesting to me.” There’s clearly a mutual respect there.
But, Conor got most excited when talking about a rubber match with Nate Diaz.
“I’ve got that trilogy with Diaz. I will give that man that rematch. He gave me a rematch. I will give him a rematch.”
What’s interesting … Conor says the 3rd fight will likely take place at 155 pounds — 15 pounds lighter than they were in the first 2 fights.
However, Conor says he’d be open to fighting at 165 — and creating a new division in the process, one that Nate has been lobbying for recently.
In fact, Conor says the UFC should start several more weight classes in 10-pound increments to create more champions and make weight cutting safer for the fighters.
Question is … will Nate take a 3rd fight? Stay tuned …
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) October 4, 2018