The exchange began with McGregor commenting on the 10-8 round that was scored by Nevada judge, Mike Bell, during the Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso bout last Saturday at Noche UFC. This triggered the Irishman to recount his time spent in the cage with Nate Diaz, in which he feels he should have been awarded a 10-8 round in their rematch in 2016, based on the logic that was displayed last Saturday.
Was round 1 where I dropped Nate once, and round 2 where I dropped Nate twice, scored 10-8s? They shoulda been, it was a cake walk on points.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 20, 2023
Diaz responded with the following comment with regard to the fact that the trilogy fight between the pair has yet to happen, and there has been seven years since their initial bout.
When I killed you off I should’ve never gave you a rematch I never get a rematch especially when I don’t really lose like n our 2nd fight or my last fight I just let u pussy run off into sunset like you won ..
Live with it ur both pussys 👊🏼
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 20, 2023
It is unclear if McGregor will ever meet with Diaz in competition again, and this appears to just be speculative jawing for entertainment value. That being said, McGregor does have plans to return to active competition in the UFC, but no solid timeline has been set by the organization.
First and foremost, McGregor will need to face Michael Chandler, who coached opposite of the former double champ on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. Past that, McGregor has dropped Justin Gaethje’s name into the mix, in addition to trying to line up the aforementioned trilogy match with Diaz. While McGregor claimed that his return will occur in December, the UFC brass has not confirmed this.
Conor McGregor tells @talkSPORT he’ll be back fighting in December and his opponent will be Michael Chandler.
He adds that he’ll then fight Justin Gaethje and Nate Diaz.
— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) August 12, 2023