Conor McGregor Names Toughest UFC Opponent He’s Ever Faced, Reveals Comeback Plans

Since debuting in the UFC in 2013, Conor McGregor has encountered some of the finest martial artists the world has ever seen.

But there is one Stockton-based fighter who The Notorious feels gave him a run for his money.

When asked about the toughest opponent he has ever faced by one of his fans on Twitter, McGregor named Nate Diaz. Diaz and McGregor have fought twice in UFC.

Diaz won their first showdown in March 2016 via submission, whereas the Irishman made it 1-1 via decision the same year in August.

Ever since 2016, both fighters have been linked to a trilogy fight, but it has never come to fruition. The rumors of their potential fight became stronger this year with both fighters willing to have a scrap, but they fell again.

Diaz seemed to have had his time in the organization, having fought and won against Tony Ferguson in his comeback fight this year. He was initially scheduled to fight Khamzat Chimaev but the latter failed to make weight for their welterweight bout.

As for McGregor, he has been inactive for a while, having fought the last time in July 2021 against Dustin Poirier.

The Irishman has hinted at making a comeback this year, but neither he nor Dana White has made anything public yet about any solid plans.

Still, McGregor revealed what division he’ll be competing in once he returns. When asked if he would fight at welterweight next, McGregor replied “Definitely.”

The former double champion is no stranger to the welterweight division, previously taking on Diaz and Donald Cerrone at 170 pounds.

While he was rehabbing his injury, he shared photos of a more bulked physique, making it seem like cutting back down to lightweight is out of the question.

As of now, McGregor seems to have recovered from his foot injury and his recent sparring videos indicate that he’s in fighting shape as well.

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